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Inside Cover: Members of
the Class of 2011 enjoy
after the College's 142nd
Commencement in May.
14 Making Dreams Come True
Alumni, friends, and family members have generously established
scholarships in honor of loved ones, cherished professors, or simply
because they remember how difficult it was to pay for college.
Read about some of the donors who have established and continue
to support scholarships at LVC.
24 A Fierce and Wondrous Calling
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC's 1 7th president, recently
announced that he will retire on June 30, 201 2. We reflect
on his 1 3 years at the Valley, including the first six in which
he served as dean of the College and vice president for
2 Valley News & Notes
30 Class News & Notes
i ) In Memoriam
On the Cover: During his tenure as president, Dr. Stephen MacDonald
has overseen $80 million in building projects that have expanded and
Editor's Note: In the spring Valley (p. 8), we noted that the Lynch family had gifted to the College a grandfather clock crafted by The Rev.
Harry Miller for Dr. Clyde Lynch, LVC president from 1 932 to 1 950. Rev. Miller's granddaughter, Janet Miller McLeod, wrote to tell us of an
interesting coincidence. It turns out that Miller was pictured in The Valley Fund advertisement on the inside back cover of the same issue.
In fact, Miller is also an LVC graduate, Class of 1 899. He is seated in the second row on the far-right side of the picture (see p. 47).Thankyou
to Janet for pointing this out and for letting us know that Miller is a fellow Dutchman.
Valley News & Notes
College Welcomes Largest Incoming Class in History
.LVCv has enrolled the largest incoming class in the 146-
year history of the College, with 510 new students arriving
this fall. Total full-time undergraduate enrollment increased
1.5 percent from last year — from 1,61 1 to 1,630 students.
Additionally, 480 graduate students from the business
administration, music education, and science education
masters programs, and 160 part-time undergraduate
students are studying at LVC this fall.
William J. Brown Jr. '79, LVC vice president of
enrollment, said, "This fall's entering class is the largest in
the College s history. The record class and several initiatives
in retention directed toward improving the entire collegiate
experience for our students, have produced the largest full-time
undergraduate opening enrollment in the last four years."
The incoming class includes 468 freshmen and 42 transfer
students from nine states. Seventy-seven percent of the
entering freshmen graduated in the top 30 percent of their
high school class, earning them automatic Presidential
Scholarships of up to 50 percent off tuition. An additional
61 freshmen were awarded Presidential Scholarships based
on other factors including standardized test scores, rigor of
their high school curriculum, and extracurricular activities.
The result is that 82 percent of the freshman class has been
awarded one of the three merit-based scholarships.
Dr. MacDonald Announces Annual Community Gifts
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, lvc president,
announced the College s annual gifts to the community
during the 5 1st Annual Opening Breakfast on August
26. MacDonald presented checks to Annville Township s
(L to k): Dr. Stephen MacDonald, president; Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68,
chair of the board of trustees; Dick Charles, Annville commissioner
and vice president emeritus for advancement; Bruce Hamer, An-
nville Township secretary; and Dr. Steven Houser, superintendent,
AnnviUe-Cleona School District
downtown economic development project for $50,000,
Annville Township for $10,800, and AnnviUe-Cleona
School District for $16,800. The $50,000 gift to the
downtown economic development project was the
Colleges fourth of a five-year, $250,000 gift.
MacDonald said, "Lebanon Valley College and
Annville are bound together by geography and history
and a century and a half of habits of affection. The
College derives a central measure of its identity from
its presence in this small town. We occupy a significant
place in the economy of the township, and we
understand that our financial well-being is linked to
Annville s. We cannot prosper if the township suffers; we
believe the township, and indeed the entire area, would
suffer grave economic distress if the College were to
endure hard times."
To read President MacDonald s complete remarks, visit
Alumni Survey Results Call for Redesigned E-Newsletter
111 QirCCt respOIlSC to the generous feedback many of you provided
during the recent alumni survey, the Office of Alumni Programs launched a
completely redesigned e-newsletter to kick off the new school year. The monthly
e-communication now includes graphics, color, and more news about upcoming
events, campus news and notes, and interesting facts and figures. If you want to
win a gift for answering the monthly Dutchman Trivia question or simply stay in
touch with the Valley, email Hayward(2)lvc.edu to subscribe, (see p. 41 for survey
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1VC Excels in Several National Rankings
LVC received four major
accolades this fall in rankings based on
everything from quality of teaching and
graduation rates to great career prospects
and accessibility of professors. The
College was recognized by U.S. News
& World Report, Forbes, The Princeton
Review, and G.I. Jobs magazine.
For the fifth consecutive year,
Lebanon Valley College is ranked among
the top three in the North in the "Great
Schools, Great Prices" category among
"Best Regional Colleges" in the U.S.
News & World Reports 2012 edition of
the book Americas Best Colleges. LVC
has been among the top 10 colleges in
its category for all eight years the list has
been compiled — including the past five
years among the top three. In addition,
LVC moved up to #6 overall among
the 74 comparable institutions in its
U.S. News & World Report publishes
the best-known ratings of the nations
colleges and universities. The "Great
Schools, Great Prices" ranking is
based on a calculation that takes
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quality, as indicated by its 2012 U.S.
News ranking, and the 20 1 0-20 1 1 net
cost of attendance for a student who
receives the average level of need-based
financial aid. The higher the quality
of the program and the lower the cost,
the better the deal is for students.
The College was also listed as "A
Best in the Northeast" college by The
Princeton Review, named to Forbes list
of "Americas Top Colleges," and as a
Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs
magazine. For more information on
these honors, visit www.lvc.edu.
Mund Renovation and Expansion Update
otUQentS arriving on campus this fall were greeted by new dining
facilities, including a new servery and kitchen, in the Mund College Center.
With the first two of three phases complete, the College is on track to finish the
$13.3-million project in spring 2012. LVC is seeking LEED certification for the
building; progress can be followed by visiting www.lvc.edu/Mund. Visitors can
see the floor plan, construction schedule, parking and traffic information, photos,
videos, and live webcam. Additional photos and student feedback can also be
found at www.facebook.com/LebanonValleyCollege.
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Valley News & Notes
Third Annual Distinguished Artists Series
LV v> DCgcin its third annual Distinguished Artists Series on Oct. 2 by showcasing
a world-renowned marimba soloist, Naoko Takada, in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music
Center. Takada has performed hundreds of recitals and concerts including performances
in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Tokyo Suntory Hall, and the
Tokyo Memorial Concert Hall. Richard Elliot, principal Mormon Tabernacle organist,
will conclude the Distinguished Artists Series with a 3 p.m. performance on Feb. 26,
2012. Elliott performs, tours, and records with the Mormon Tabernacle choirs and plays
for weekly broadcasts and daily 30-minute organ recitals in the Tabernacle.
For more information or tickets to Elliot s concert, call the Music Department at
717-867-6275. Tickets are available in advance at the Music Department Office for
$10 or at the door for $15.
Colloquium Series Studies Money
The 2011-2012 LVC Colloquium is focused on the timely topic of money. The goal
is to analyze many issues faced by today's politicians and world leaders, including
unemployment, poverty, and the gender-wage gap. Colloquium events range from
discussions on tax policy and a theoretical discussion of the very idea of money,
to the ideology of the free market and the morality and theology of capitalism.
Visit www.lvc.edu/colloquium for more information and a complete listing of
LVEP Holds 22nd Annual Golf Tournament
The Lebanon Valley Education Partnership
(LVEP), a collaboration between the
College and the Lebanon School District,
raised nearly $47,000 during the 22nd
Annual Achievement Challenge Golf
Tournament earlier this fall. The LVEP
program encourages economically
disadvantaged students in Lebanon City to
study, stay in school, and aspire to pursue
post-secondary education. Academically
qualified students may receive a scholarship
to attend LVC.
Marissa Hernandez '12, LVEP
scholarship recipient and mentor, was the
keynote speaker. She is one of 32 LVEP
scholars attending LVC. To date, 26 LVEP
scholars have graduated from the Valley.
To learn more about the program or to
find out how to register for next year s
tournament, visit www.lvc.edu/lvep or
call Jamie Cecil M'07 at 1-866-LVC-1866
New Pictorial History of Annville Published
Arcadia Publishing released Annville
Township as part of its "Images of America" series
during Historic Old Annville Day on June 1 1 .
The book, written by the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer,
chaplain and director of service and volunteerism
at LVC, features historic pictures of the College
in its tenth chapter.
"We're glad to share some of the fascinating
pictures of historic Annville that have been
donated by many local families," Fullmer said,
"as well as from the archives of the Friends of
Old Annville and Lebanon Valley College." Many of
the images have been donated from private collections
of local residents and have not been available to the
225 historic pictures
and sketches of
Maple, and other
Annville streets fill
the book's 128 pages.
A portion of the profits
from the sale of the book
is being donated to the
Friends of Old Annville. It
can be purchased from the
LVC College Store (www.
from other online retailers.
Carol Miller Leads Field Hockey
This summer, lvc
selected Carol Miller, former
head field hockey coach at
the University of Delaware
and Millersville University, to
lead its field hockey program.
She has amassed 280 career
wins in Division I and II.
The 2009 NCAA Division I
National Coach of the Year,
Miller spent the last 18 seasons
at her alma mater, Delaware, where she led the Blue Hens
to three conference titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament
appearances, most recendy in 2009.
At LVC, Miller has inherited one of the nations top
Division III programs. The Dutchmen have appeared in
six consecutive NCAA tournaments and returned two ail-
Americans up front, including two-time national scoring
leader Jocelyn Novak '12 and 2010 national assists
leader Caitlin Vasey '13. LVC entered the season coming
off its second straight NCAA Elite Eight appearance and
earned the nations #1 ranking last October.
The Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science Reaches Goal
Through the generosity of friends, former students, and an anonymous donor who pledged $10,000, The Hearsey Scholarship
for Actuarial Science has surpassed its $100,000 goal, and its total endowment is still climbing. The scholarship was created in
honor of Dr. Bryan Hearsey, professor emeritus of mathematical sciences, who taught for almost 40 years and served as the
long-time chair of the Mathematical Sciences Department and the Actuarial Science Program at the College. To see the current
total, a list of donors, or to donate to the Hearsey Scholarship, please visit www.lvc.edu//hearsey.
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Valley News & Notes
Accolades for LVC at Regional Organist Convention
This SUmmer, three members of LVC s Music
Department received high honors at the American Guild of
Organists Region III Convention. In a collaborative effort,
the works and performances of two faculty members and a
rising sophomore shined brightly and achieved an LVC first
in the long and storied history of LVC music.
Tyler Canonico '14, of Baltimore, Md., became the first
LVC student to win the Quimby/AGO Region III Young
Organist Competition. He was selected as the top performer
among individuals age 24 and under, after qualifying by
winning the chapter-level competition. He played works
by Bach, a piece from the romantic period, and a piece
from the contemporary period. In addition to winning
a monetary prize, Canonico performed a winner's recital
during the convention and was invited to perform in the
Rising Stars recital next summer at the American Guild of
Organists National Convention in Nashville.
At LVC, music major Canonico studies under Dr. Shelly
Moo r m an -St ah 1 man, a renowned organ recitalist, professor
of music, and College organist. She was a featured recitalist
at the convention, where she performed a new work by
Dr. Scott Eggert, LVC professor of music. Eggerts piece, Hurly
Burly, was commissioned for the regional convention.
Valley Graduates Go Green
On June 30, the College's "Doing Good, Going
Green" challenge reached its goal of 500 donations from
recent graduates, those graduating between 2001 and
2010. In honor of the success, the College planted a tree to
symbolize the schools commitment to the environment and
recognize those who contributed to the challenge.
Donors who made a gift of $25 or more received a reusable
tote bag, and all donors, regardless of the amount donated,
received no additional paper solicitations for the rest of that
fundraising year. One lucky graduate, Rev. Christopher
Rankin '01 of Cleona, won a $250 Amazon gift card in a
Consideration for the environment was at the core
throughout the "Doing Good, Going Green" project with
email communications serving as the primary tool. The few
necessary printed pieces were produced in an environment-
neutral manner that preserved two trees; eliminated seven
pounds of water-borne waste; saved 1,020 gallons of waste-
water flow; prevented 222 pounds of net greenhouse gases;
saved 1.7 million BTUs of energy; preserved 2,289 cubic feet
of natural gas; and was the equivalent of planting 19 trees.
Parkes Named Executive Director of
Marketing and Communications
Martin J. Parkes has been
named to the newly created position
of executive director of marketing and
communications. Parkes will provide
overall strategic and operational
direction to the College s marketing
and communications efforts.
"Marty Parkes brings enormous
talent and great experience to the
new position of executive director
of marketing and communications
at LVC," said Dr. Stephen C.
MacDonald, LVC president. "We
are delighted that he will be able to
provide dynamic leadership in shaping
this office and in guiding the work of
his talented and creative colleagues."
Parkes oversees the new Office of
Marketing and Communications,
formerly the Office of College Relations,
which includes the publications,
web, public relations, and athletic
communication divisions. He assumed
his new duties on August 1 .
"LVC, as I have come to learn, is a
wonderful institution that provides a
high-caliber academic experience to all
its students," said Parkes, who has 15
years of senior level communications
and marketing experience, most recendy
as associate vice president of marketing
and community relations at Maryville
University in St. Louis and previously at
the United States Golf Association.
"LVC, as I have come to learn, is a wonderful institution that provides
a high-caliber academic experience to all its students."
Graduate Wins Psychology Research Award
IveCent alumna Stephanie Mannon '11 was awarded first place and a cash prize
at the Pennsylvania Psychological Associations Annual Conference in Harrisburg for her
research on pre-employment screening of police officers. Dr. Louis Laguna, associate
professor of psychology, was the faculty advisor for the project. The duo collaborated on
the research and presentation process and will submit a manuscript for consideration in a
peer-reviewed journal this year.
Mannon and Laguna developed an original 20-item officer-rating instrument
considering traits and behaviors directly related to police performance. The rating
criteria were selected to be easily understood and completed by a police supervisor with
knowledge of the officer s day-to-day performance.
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Valley News & Notes
Two Retire, Seven Appointed to Board of Trustees
Alter a combined 47 years of
service, two members of the Colleges
Board of Trustees retired in June.
Seven new members also joined the
board in June.
Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 was elected
to the board on May 16, 1975 and
served as a board member through five
presidents and two acting presidents.
He had served as board vice chair
since 1989 and joined the Finance and
Investment Committee in the early
1980s, having served as committee
chair since 1994. Arnold played an
important role in financial review and
oversight, and in the improvement
of LVCs financial position during
his tenure on the board. Under his
leadership, full-time undergraduate
enrollment increased from 1,015 to
1,611; endowment funds increased
from $3 million to $46.4 million by
June 201 1; and the operating budget
increased from just over $5 million
in 1975-76 to $52 million for the
William Lehr Jr., Esq., was elected
to the board in May 1999. His peers
placed confidence in his leadership
and experience in the corporate and
non-profit world and he was named
board chair in 2003. Lehr graduated
from Georgetown University Law
Center then served in the U.S. Army.
William Lehr, Esq.
He began a career at Hershey Foods,
eventually becoming the corporations
senior vice president and secretary. He
serves as a board member for several
non-profit organizations in the mid-
state and on the national level, and
has twice been named a "Mover and
Shaker" by the Central Penn Business
Journal. Lehr is chairman and CEO of
Capital Blue Cross.
The newest board appointees include
five alumni, a faculty member, and
a student representative. They are
Terence C. Brown '78, president of
Brown Technology Group; Susan ne
Harley Dombrowski '83, principal
Dr. EH. Arnold H'87 and
Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H'08
and shareholder of the Lancaster office
of Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz;
Chester Q. Mosteller 75, founder
and president of Mosteller & Associates;
Stephen M. Nelson '84, P'12, CFO
of Haines and Kibblehouse, Inc.;
Tracey Smith Stover '91, partner
and global leader of chemicals for
PricewaterhouseCoopers; Dr. Jeffrey
W. Robbins, faculty trustee and
associate professor of religion and
philosophy, director of the Colloquium,
and director of the American studies
program at LVC; and Renee Fritz '13,
student trustee from Lancaster majoring
in actuarial science and economics.
Leer en Espanol at LVC Highlighted in National Media
LVC garnered national attention when it translated its major admission pages into Spanish in response to
the growing Hispanic population in LVCs primary markets.The pages, geared toward parents looking for
undergraduate admission information for their children, appear in English, but include a link that reads "Leer
en Espahol" that goes to Spanish versions.
Led by LVCs Dr. Ivette Guzman Zavala, assistant professor of Spanish, Valley students translated the pages
as a project for the Office of Admission. Only pages that are likely to be read by parents were translated said
Bill Brown Jr. '79, vice president for enrollment. The translated pages were featured on the websites of both
The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post and can be read in entirety at chronicle.com.
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IVC Concert Choir Tours Scandinavia
Hie Concert Choir toured Scandinavia this
summer, making stops in Norway and Denmark. This year
marked the 75th anniversary of the choir tour, celebrated
during the 75§20 Choral Jubilee at LVC.
Dr. Mark Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Music and choir
director, compiled a program featuring three great music
traditions: American hymnody, with its roots in the
Renaissance motet; the music of Scandinavia in honor of the
trip to Norway and Denmark; and the commissioning of
contemporary choral works looking toward the future.
In addition to performing in various venues, the choir
enjoyed visits to historic and entertaining landmarks. In
Oslo, the group celebrated "National Day ' or "Norwegian
Constitution Day" with the locals, taking part in children's
parades and festivities.
Third Year of Increase in Community Service Hours at LVC
LVC Students completed 17,877 hours of service
during the 2010-1 1 academic year, equal to $381,852
worth of service, primarily in the greater Lebanon community.
The annual total is the highest since the standards for
qualified hours were revised three years ago: students served
15,683 hours in 2009-10 and 13,334 qualified hours in
An awards system has been developed as an incentive
for students to serve the community. Service awards are
posted to the student s Job Center Profile where prospective
employers may note their involvement. Students who
serve 25-60 hours receive a Bronze Community Service
hours of service
merits a Silver Award, and more than 100 hours of service in addition
to participation in a residential project of at least three days earns a
student a Gold Award. Overall, the students represented 5 1 student
organizations, athletic teams, academic departments, and
special interest residence communities.
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Valley News & Notes
LVC Graduates 460 Students
at 142nd Commencement
The College awarded
diplomas to 460 graduates
on May 14. The graduating
seniors were joined by 24
doctor of physical therapy
candidates, 35 masters
degree candidates, and 44
students who graduated
in December 2010 and
received their degrees at the
Dr. Grant Tayi
Dr. Grant Taylor, assistant professor of art and art history,
was the Commencement speaker. The Australia native
inspired students with Aboriginal phrases in a speech titled
Ngalata gdrra gannow, in which he told three mini-stories
translating to: Friend, we walked together only a short time
ago; Brother, we walked together a long time ago; and finally,
Now all of us walk together. Taylor earned the honor because
he was recognized at last year s ceremony with the College s
highest teaching honor for a full-time faculty member, The
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award. You can watch Taylor s speech
President Stephen C. MacDonald conferred an honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Dr. Tibor Sipos '64,
Dr. TiborSipos '64 with Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald
whose discoveries in the field of
medical pharmaceuticals have
alleviated suffering and prolonged the
lives of those diagnosed with cystic
fibrosis and other serious diseases. A
research chemist and entrepreneur,
Sipos was born in Budapest, Hungary,
and came to the U.S. in 1957.
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo, assistant
professor of English, won this years
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for
teaching. Romagnolo was described
by a nominator as an instructor who
"doesn't teach her students what to
think: instead she teaches them how
to think." Dr. Michael Green, vice
president for academic affairs and dean
of the faculty, noted that Romagnolo
"nurtures students' ability to connect
and extend meaningful learning and
contributions outside of the classroom
into new territory."
The top student award, the H. Anthony
Neidig Award, went to Stephen
Campbell '1 1, an art and art history
and computer science double major
from Lancaster. He was described by an
instructor as "a true interdisciplinarian
who freely combines, skews, and re-
imagines disciplinary knowledge."
Another said that he "is a natural
leader in the classroom. He is quick to
investigate new tools and approaches,
and asks questions that help us all to
understand the subject."
Nancy Williams, adjunct instructor of
art and art history, won the Nevelyn
J. Knisley Award, which goes to part-
time and adjunct members of the
College faculty. Williams has taught
drawing, painting, printmaking, and
teaching of art in the schools for the
past five years. One student said of her
teaching: "She gives so much more
of herself than the job requires; she
develops a relationship with each of
her students, taking a personal interest
in their development as artists."
Dr. David Rudd, chair of business and
economics and professor of business
administration, was honored with the
Educator of the Year Award, which
is voted on by the students. Ashten
O'Brien '11, student government
president, presented the award, saying
Rudd "is a dynamic professor who
displays a love for LVC both in and out
of the classroom... This enthusiastic
professor certainly meets the mission
of this historic liberal arts college with
his investment in students' academic
and co-curricular lives."
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo
Stephen Campbell '11
Dr. David Rudd
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Valley News & Notes
During Celebration Weekend
Alumni Weekend 201 1 brought alumni and
guests to campus to share memories of their time
at the Valley and celebrate reunions. As part of
the weekend, eight graduates were honored at the
annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner.
Natalie Hope McDonald '97
Natalie Hope McDonald '97 received
the Creative Achievement Award.
With experience in the publishing
industry as a freelance writer, editor,
and photographer, McDonald s work is
seen in newspapers, magazines, journals,
and online. She was previously editor
of lifestyle publications at Boston and
Philadelphia magazines, and is currendy
the editor of G Philly, a new series of
blogs from Philadelphia magazine.
The D. Clark Carmean Award in
Admission was presented to David
David Todd *97
Todd '97> a high school physics
teacher in the East Pennsboro School
District. The award is given to an
individual with notable service to the
Valleys Admission Office, especially
with referring and recruiting new
students. Todd also brings students
to campus to experience college life
firsthand. He recently partnered with
Dr. Michael Day, LVC professor of
physics, to analyze the scientific papers
of I.I. Rabi, winner of the 1941 Nobel
Prize in Physics.
The Young Alumni Award, given to
an individual who has graduated from
Lebanon Valley College within the
last 15 years and has achieved success
in one s profession and contributed
significandy to the community or the
College, was presented to Natalia
Anteleva '02. Her career began during
her junior year when she started
freelancing for the British Broadcasting
Company (BBC). That year she won a
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and
traveled to Senegal, in Africa. After
graduating, Anteleva covered the
revolution in her native Georgia for
the BBC, among other freelance
projects for them, before being hired
full-time in 2004. She has traveled the
world covering events including the
recent death of Osama Bin Laden.
Several alumni were honored with
Alumni Citations, given to those with
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significant service in one of three
areas — profession, community, or to
the College. James Glasgow Jr. '81
(not pictured), managing director and
portfolio manager at Five Mile Capital
Partners in Stamford, Conn., received
the first Alumni Citation. Glasgow has
hosted LVC interns the past two years,
was a 2009 Lazin Resident, and is a
current member of the Colleges Board
Beth Jones '72
Beth Jones '72, the second Alumni
Citation honoree, knew early she would
attend LVC due to the influence of her
alumni parents. Jones graduated and
began teaching in the Central Dauphin
School District in Harrisburg. Later,
she joined the private sector including
a 25-year career with United Airlines.
Currendy, Jones serves as the public
liaison officer for the Transportation
Security Administration and is on the
Board of Advisors for the Penn State
University School of Information
Science and Technology.
The next honoree was Pamela Shadel
Fischer '81. Fischer has spent more
than 25 years as a transportation safety
expert at the local, state, and national
levels. Appointed director of the New
Jersey Division of Highway Traffic
Safety in 2007, she received numerous
Pamela Shadel Fischer '81
awards for her work in improving teen
driving safety. Currently, she provides
transportation safety consulting
services to the National Safety
Council, among other clients and
organizations. Fischer also returned to
LVC in 2009 as a Lazin Resident.
Dr. William Renzulli '61 received
the final Alumni Citation. After
graduation, he earned his M.D.
from Thomas Jefferson University. In
1971, Renzulli established an internal
medicine practice before becoming
the section chief of the Department
of Medicine at Wilmington Medical
Dr. William Renzulli '61
Center. Later, he rediscovered his
passion for art, left his practice, and
began a new career. He now owns an
art studio, Gallery 5, in Paducah, Ky.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award
presentation closed the ceremony.
Richard Wong '77 received the honor,
which is presented to a graduate who
provides significant service to his or
her profession, community, and to
the College. After graduation, Wong
changed his plans to attend seminary
and joined a Philadelphia advertising
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agency. Retaining a commitment to
his church, Wong began working with
the Christian Children's Fund and
Gifts in Kind International before
becoming a vice president with Union
Presbyterian Seminary. Noticing the
decline of the church, Wong took
the position "to make an impact
and help transform the church."
Wong remembers his roots and helps
Lebanon Valley often. He served as
a regional ambassador in Virginia
and took part in the Lazin Series in
2007-08. Wong also assists in his
community, serving as board member
and audit chair for the Alexandria
Community Trust and volunteer
advisor to the Virginia Association of
Secondary School Principals.
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The donors who generously establish
scholarships — and the students whose lives are
^ forever changed by them
By Christine Brandt Little
AFFORDING TUITION AT ANY COLLEGE— let alone a private college— is
more difficult than ever in todays challenging economy. But, thanks to alumni and
friends who have established scholarships, an LVC liberal arts education can be
within reach for many who could not otherwise afford it. In fact, 78 percent (1,272
of 1,630) of current full-time undergraduates receive scholarship support from the
College. Enjoy these stories about some of our generous donors and the students
who have benefitted from their support.
Eric Himelright M'98 with
grandfather John Kissinger
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"No one in our family had
ever attended college, but my
mother and grandfather did
everything they could to make
sure we had the opportunity."
In Their Shoes
What motivates a donor to underwrite a scholarship at
LVC? There are many reasons. Many donors faced uphill
financial battles of their own when they were college
students, and they want to help others caught in the same
bind. Eric Himelright M'98 credits his grandfather, John
Kissinger, with teaching him the value of a dollar — and
of an education. That's why Himelright created The John
Kissinger Scholarship in Business for students who need
financial help to make college a reality.
"I have two brothers, and I was raised by a single mother,"
said Himelright. "No one in our family had ever attended
college, but my mother and grandfather did everything they
could to make sure we had the opportunity."
Himelright said that he depended on scholarships when
he was at Penn State as an undergraduate, and later at LVC
for his graduate degree — and he always said that if and when
he was in the position to give back, he would.
"My grandfather and mother sacrificed a lot," Himelright
remembered. "He gave what little he had to help others."
Kissinger, a retired veteran, still lives in Lebanon. He was
touched when he found out that his grandson had created
a scholarship in his name. "We had [LVC] President
MacDonald write to him, announcing that the scholarship
had been established in his honor," Himelright said. "He has
the letter hanging on his wall."
Himelright learned early that family is what really matters
in life. "My grandfather once told me, 'We were born a poor
family, but as far as families go, we are the richest family in
the world.'" Remembering how he and his brothers received
help when they were students, Himelright said that he
always tells people, "If you have the ability, try and give back."
Kenneth Do nm oyer '54 remembered struggling to
attend college more than 50 years ago. "I had to hitchhike
to LVC every day," he said. "I came from a poor family. I felt
that if ever I was in a position to help other students who
needed it, I would do it."
Today, The Mark, Frances, and Kenneth Donmoyer
Music Scholarship — named for Donmoyer and his late
parents — helps talented music students get that much closer
to their dreams.
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Clay Michalec '10 was the second
student at LVC to receive the Donmoyer
scholarship. "Its very moving to know
that there are LVC alumni who want to
see the music program grow and shine,"
he said. "The scholarship also provides
students a personal connection to the
"Because of my education, I was lucky
enough to make a few bucks, and it gave
me a chance to give hack. "
herald "Jerry" Wingenroth '58
After receiving the award, Michalec
paid a surprise visit to Donmoyer in
Rochester, N.Y. — an experience both
men value. "We had a fantastic time.
Ken told stories of what LVC was like
when he was a student, and he shared
many stories of where his LVC degree
got him in life," Michalec said.
"I named the scholarship for my
parents," Donmoyer explained, "but
I also created it in honor of my 50th
anniversary of graduating from LVC."
He never doubted that he would
one day endow a scholarship at his
undergraduate alma mater.
"I hope that there will be more
students who don t have to think twice
about whether they can continue their
education," said Donmoyer.
Michalec couldn t be more grateful
for donors like Donmoyer. "Scholarships
are important because they provide
students with a real-life look at what
our alumni have done, and are still
doing, with their lives," he said. "They
help bridge the gap between current
and past students. There's a lot to be
said for LVC s family charm. Even
after you graduate, you still feel a
strong connection to the College —
even decades later."
Many LVC alumni who establish
scholarships do so out of gratitude for
the advantages their Valley education
provided them. Gerald "Jerry"
Wingenroth '58, who was head
of music in the Conestoga Valley
School District for 3 1 years, set up
a scholarship in 1994 for just that
reason. Since then, awards from The
Gerald S. Wingenroth '58 Scholarship
have been made each year to one or
more full-time undergraduates who
demonstrate good character, financial
need, and academic strength.
A lifelong educator who has also
performed professionally as a keyboardist
for 40 years, Wingenroth noted that
"Because of my education, I was lucky
enough to make a few bucks, and it
gave me a chance to give back." In
fact, Wingenroths giving hasn't been
limited to scholarships. He's also
contributed to many of the Colleges
building projects, from the Peace
Garden to the Mund College Center
renovation. "I wanted to establish
the scholarship, but I wanted to do
other things as well, so I tried to do
something in almost every building,"
Wingenroth has especially enjoyed
how his scholarship has provided a
way to stay involved in the life of
the College — especially the annual
Scholarship Luncheon. "Those events
are very dear to me," he said. "You
get to meet the students and sit with
them at lunch. Invariably, they write
letters and keep in touch. Through
the years, I've received some very, very
Eric Stichler '03, an education
major, is one who benefitted from
Wingenroth's kindness. He was taken
by surprise by the scholarship award.
"It was completely unexpected,"
Stichler said. "Its a heck of a surprise
for a college kid to get a scholarship
from a generous man like Jerry. It was
a big help."
Stichler put himself through LVC
by waiting tables during the academic
year and doing construction work at
his fathers firm over the summers.
After graduation, he taught school
for three years in the Virginia Beach
area before deciding it was time to
return to his roots. "I grew up in
construction and decided that's where
my heart was. I came into this firm in
an entry-level position and fortunately
worked up to where I am now." Today,
Stichler is a vice president with his
firm, Blueridge General, Inc., which
specializes in commercial construction.
He credits his degree with giving him
a leg up in his career, and is grateful
for the scholarship support that helped
make it possible.
Some graduates choose to honor and
recognize a favorite professor through
their scholarship donations. Bill
Higgins '64 and his wife, Judy Baker
Higgins '64, are associated with three
music scholarships, two of which
honor former LVC professors.
The Dr. James M. Thurmond Music
Education Scholarship, which the
Higgins family helped create in 2005,
honors the couple s favorite music
"Lebanon Valley was the premier
music education school in the
eastern United States," said Bill. "The
professors were dedicated to good
teaching, and we realized that we
wouldn't have been as successful with
lesser quality teaching. What we're
trying to do, to some degree, is to
honor those teachers."
Bill taught music education for 36
years at Messiah College. "Basically
what I taught was what I had been
taught at LVC," he said.
The Higgins family is also associated
with The Frank E. Stachow Scholarship,
which helps support the education
of a clarinet or woodwind player
who is planning to teach music in
public schools. "Mr. Stachow taught
woodwind instruments, and I'm a
woodwind specialist," Bill explained.
"He was absolutely a remarkable
man. He joked that if you didn't play
the clarinet, you weren't going to go
to heaven — and I'm not sure he was
Finally, the couple decided to create
a third scholarship under their own
names. They established The William
R. Higgins '64 and Judith Baker
Higgins '64 Scholarship in 2009 to
provide support to a junior or senior
music education major with a high
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standard of academic and musical
accomplishment — especially if he
or she intends to teach music in the
public school system.
Bill and Judy feel so strongly about
the College that their will stipulates
their entire estate will go to LVC. "It's
payback. If we hadn't gone to Lebanon
Valley, I don't think we would have
been nearly as successful as we were,"
Like Wingenroth, the Higginses
also enjoy attending LVC s Scholarship
Luncheon every year and getting to
know those receiving their scholarships.
"The students are very appreciative,"
said Bill. "I had contacted a woman
who had just graduated about some
job openings I knew about, and about
a week later, I received a note that
she'd been hired in Philadelphia."
Remembering a Loved One
Patricia Lutz Walter '57 established a
scholarship in 2006 in memory of her
husband, Dr. John A. Walter, Esq., '53,
H'06, who died the previous year.
The Hon. John A. Walter '53 Family
Scholarship — also known as The
Bearcat Scholarship — is awarded to
pre-law students with financial need.
"John had served the College ever
since he was a student," said Pat.
"He was on the Board of Trustees,
announced basketball games, and was
a great supporter of the College all
the way through. The scholarship was
named The Bearcat because that was
his reply whenever anyone asked him
how he was doing. He'd always say,
'Like a bearcat!'"
John Walter, who served as a judge
on the Lebanon County Court of
Common Pleas for 20 years before
his retirement in 1995, was awarded
a posthumous Doctor of Humane
Letters degree from LVC at the
College's 2006 Founders Day. Shortly
after his death, the College learned
it had been named the beneficiary
of a $25,000 life insurance policy
he had taken out years before, and
approached Pat about setting up a
scholarship in John's name.
"I was excited and thought it was
a great way to get started," said Pat,
adding that friends and family have
contributed to the scholarship over
the years in memory of her husband's
life. She takes comfort in knowing
that "through Johns name, students
are being helped to continue their
Among the many ways John
served LVC over the years was as the
overseer of the Robert A. Nichols '41
Memorial Scholarship, established in
1982 by the Class of 1941 to support
a junior-year student who exemplifies
scholarship, personal integrity, and
loyalty to the College.
Ryan Arnold '03, an economics
and health sciences double major at
LVC, received the Nichols scholarship
in 2002. Arnold knew Judge Walter —
whom he called simply "the Judge" —
through his work on the Board of
Trustees, where Arnold served as
student trustee in 2002 and 2003.
"The Judge and I got to know each
other pretty well," said Arnold. "I
didn't realize he was connected to the
Nichols scholarship until I received it,
and it was really an honor. I wouldn't
have been able to go to LVC without
the scholarships I received."
Arnold is now employed by the
Lehigh Valley Health Network in
Allentown and still sees Pat Walter
occasionally at church functions in
Lebanon. He treasures the memories
of his friendship with Judge Walter
and Pat. "It made such a difference
just knowing that there were good
people like the Judge involved with
the College and that they cared deeply
about the students and the future of
the College," he said.
LVC has several scholarships that
honor unique and long-standing
family ties to the College. Samuel
Engle, an LVC trustee from 1890 to
1919, established The Samuel F. Engle
and Agnes F. Engle Scholarship, which
has been supported by generations
of the Engle family, including
grandson Harold Engle Jr.. '51,
P'78 and Samuel and Agnes s great-
granddaughter Dr. Susan Engle '78.
"Our family has supported the
scholarship over the years because
weve had so many members of the
family attend the College," said
Harold's wife, Doris Engle. "We've
certainly enjoyed our association with
Lebanon Valley over the years."
The Bashore Family Endowed
Scholarship is another fund that
honors one family's unique ties to
the College. "Neither my wife nor
I are LVC graduates," explained Joe
Mesics* whose wife, Sandi, originally
helped create the scholarship in
honor of her grandfather, John "J«&"
Bashore H'53. The Mesics family later
expanded the scholarship to also honor
Sandi s parents, John K. Bashore
and Anne Blodgett Bashore, and
to provide additional opportunities
for students. In the late 1980s and
early 1990s, Joe Mesics was doing
consulting work for then-president
John Synodinos H'96. "There was
a capital campaign at the time," he
said. "Sandi's grandfather, J.S., was a
philanthropic local businessman who
had no formal education, but received
an honorary degree from the Valley.
When the campaign came along, we
decided it would be a good idea to
establish a scholarship in his memory."
Today, Anne Bashore and Sandi
and Joe Mesics contribute to the
scholarship fund every year. A
Lebanon resident who will be 99
years old this fall, Anne was recendy
honored by LVC for her lifetime of
giving to the College. The Bashore
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scholarship is awarded to one or more
students from the Lebanon area who
demonstrate good character, academic
achievement, and leadership. The
latest recipient, John Dimmkk '10* is
a psychology major from Jonestown.
"There are a lot of worthy students
who need financial help," said Joe
Mesics. "My wife and I — and my
mother-in-law — are delighted to be in
a position to do this. It's a wonderful
thing to be able to help kids who need
Some children of LVC alumni set up
scholarships as a way for the alumni
parent to maintain ties with the Valley
over the years. Robert H. Sinclair set
up The Robert F. and Grace Naugle '37
Sinclair Scholarship in 1999 in part
so that his mother could remain
connected with her beloved alma
mater and to honor his parents.
"My mother, Grace Naugle Sinclair
*37, graduated from Lebanon Valley at
a time when not many women went to
college, and we knew she'd enjoy being
involved in the scholarship. She was
really very active with it," Sinclair said,
noting that his mother kept in close
touch with her scholarship recipients,
exchanging letters and Christmas cards
even after they had graduated. "I think
several of them came to see her," he said.
Because she had two granddaughters
who graduated from physical therapy
programs, Grace Sinclair chose to have
her scholarship go to students enrolled
in the Valley s then newly formed
Physical Therapy Program.
Grace died in 2010, but her
son is pleased that her scholarship
continues to help LVC students.
"We were fortunate enough to make
some money in our business, and we
like helping students go to college,"
said Sinclair, noting that he and his
wife had positive experiences setting
up scholarships at their own alma
maters in previous years. "We know
students are benefitting from it and
getting help going to school, and that's
rewarding for us."
Helping Adult Learners
For one family, personal experience
led them to create a scholarship
specifically for older students. Patricia
Brace '00 enrolled at LVC after
taking time out to raise her family,
ultimately earning a bachelor s degree
in healthcare management. Her
experience as an adult learner was
the inspiration behind The Brace
Scholarship for Adult Learners, which
she and her husband, Raymond,
endowed in 2000 to support part-time
undergraduate students who are at
least 24 years old.
"Pat received her nursing degree
in 1965, then took time off to have
our three children and raise them,"
said Ray. "When our daughter was
in her senior year of high school, all
the children and I said, 'You ve always
wanted to get your degree, why don't
you go back and do it?' So with a little
prodding, she went back and did it.
She went to graduation with the cap
and gown and everything." Pat even
graduated from LVC before two of
the couples children, R. Matthew
Brace M*03 and Marianne Brace
Purdy 04, M*09.
"My kids really wanted me to do
this," said Pat. "I was afraid to do it
because I hadn't been in school in a
long, long time, but Lebanon Valley
was so wonderful to me."
"Pat knew first-hand what it was
like to be an adult learner," continued
Ray, who retired from The Hershey
Company in 2007. "A lot of the
students there were struggling
financially, trying to maintain a family,
a job, and going back to school. We
thought it would be nice to set up
something that would help them
financially. If they have that kind of
ambition to go back to school later in
life, we want to help them."
The Braces have found that their
scholarship also provides a meaningful
way for others to contribute to LVC.
"When I retired and had a retirement
party, we told people that in lieu
of gifts, flowers, or whatever else,
to make a donation to the Brace
scholarship," said Ray. "Over the
years we ve had a number of people
Melody Vincent '13 is one grateful
recipient of a Brace scholarship. When
Vincent graduated from high school
she went straight into the working
world, deciding to wait until her son
was in high school to seek further
education. "I needed a change," she
said. "I knew I needed more tools to
get through life. I'm a huge proponent
Vincent, who works during the day
and takes most of her classes in the
evenings, chose to major in business
administration with a minor in studio
art. "Fd heard a lot of really great
things about LVC," she said. "It's
close, and I wanted the experience
of a college setting even though I'm
there in the evening. Once I got there,
I knew I didn t want to go anywhere
else." Vincent appreciates the wide
variety of evening classes and the
opportunity to interact with other
adult learners as well as traditional
students. She even met her fiance
through a friend at LVC.
The support of the Brace scholarship
has been instrumental for Vincent.
"It was one more push of encourage-
ment," she said, crediting financial
aid advisor Dottie Brchm P'03, P'10
with helping her apply. Recently,
Vincent got to meet Pat and Ray
Brace. "They re wonderful people, just
very, very sweet."
Even though graduation is still a
few semesters away, Vincent is already
using her education to achieve her
dreams. In 2008, she purchased The
Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame
and Fine Art, the local art gallery and
frame shop where she's been working
while studying at LVC.
When Dr. Jessica Bagley Gazsi *07>
D*09 first arrived at the Valley, she
was eager to get involved with as many
campus activities as possible. That's
what made her an excellent recipient
of LVC s Multicultural Fellowship —
which she received each of her four
years in Annville.
"It was different than the typical
scholarship, because it came with
some responsibility to be involved
with multicultural activities around
the campus," Gazsi explained. She
became involved in programming
and activities that made a difference
at LVC, everything from the campus
theater group, Wig and Buckle, to
Christian organizations and the
College's Young Republicans. "It was a
There are many ways to help offset the cost
of a Valley education for our students and
continue to make a difference through the
decades. Alumni and friends interested in
contributing to an established scholarship
or creating a scholarship or book fund of
their own can contact Jamie Cecil M'07,
director of development, at email@example.com
or 1-866-LVC-1866 (1-866-582-1866) for more
really good experience. Seeing diversity
created a heightened awareness, and it
was good to know there was someone
there watching out for you."
Gazsi noted the LVC scholarship
program itself creates greater diversity
on campus. "Many of the schools I
saw didn't have as many merit-based
scholarships as LVC, and there was a
real divide between those people who
could and couldn't pay for school.
I think when you walk on LVC's
campus, you don't know who's getting
a scholarship — you have no idea. But
most people are getting some sort of
aid — merit-based or otherwise — and
that eliminates the divide and levels
the playing field. Everyone's there for
the same reason: they love the school."
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Providing a Home
The generous alumni and friends of
the College who endow and support
scholarships help open worlds to
students who might otherwise be
unable to afford a private, liberal arts
education. These donors help brighten
the future as they honor the past and
maintain connections with the Valley.
They also help give todays students a
connection to a community to which
they can always return.
"Ever since I was 17 years old, I've
been independent, working to cover
all my expenses while going to high
school," said Charlie Johnson *11,
D'13- "College was always my dream,
but I didn t know how I could afford
But Johnson felt at home at LVC
right away. "I graduated from a small
high school, and when I walked
onto LVC s campus, I knew this
community felt right." He's grateful
to the College s Financial Aid Office
for telling him about LVC's many
scholarship opportunities. "My
Vickroy Scholarship helps me manage
my tuition. It also inspires me to keep
my grades up every semester."
A physical therapy major, Johnson is
confident about graduating in two
years — and finding employment as a
physical therapist after that. "This
College is giving me the best education
I could ever have. My scholarship is
possible only because of alumni who
support LVC. For the first time, I've
found a real home, and it is here at LVC."
Editors Note: Visit the LVC website to read
more scholarship stories. For example, Anita
and Stanley Steiner 70 were interviewed
after meeting Alyssa Wargo '11, the 13 th
recipient of The Stanley and Anita Steiner
Scholarship, which they established in 1996.
For the full story, visit www.lvc.edu/News.
Christine Brandt Little is a
freelance writer from Gettysburg
who writes frequently for
Calling All Graduates:
The Alumni Association Scholarship
The Alumni Association Scholarship
offers a unique opportunity for LVC
graduates. "It's a way for those who
have graduated to help those who
are still attending LVC and provide
them with a resource that will allow
them to prosper without having
to worry so much about funds"
saidTabitha Brobst "11 f a recent
"I think scholarships are one of
the major centerpieces of life at LVC/'
Brobst added. "There are very few
people with whom I have spoken
who are not on a scholarship of one
sort or another. It's a great relief to
know that it's affordable to attend a
private college of this quality, thanks
to the help of scholarships such as
the Alumni Association Scholarship."
The success and longevity ofThe
Alumni Association Scholarship
Program over the decades is due to
the generosity of many alumni who
have donated their time and dollars,
and those who continue to do so.
Dr. Kristen Angstadt '74 is one
Angstadt began serving on the
newly formed Alumni Council in the
mid-1990s, quickly becoming vice
president and later president. Diane
Wenger '92, then LVC's alumni
director, recruited Angstadt to chair
The Alumni Association Scholarship
Committee— a role she fills to this day.
Realizing that people were busier
than ever, Angstadt recruited
additional members by formalizing
the structure and meeting times,
and re-emphasizing students as the
group's priority. "We established a
model for the scholarship committee
that would allow for evening interviews
of student applicants," she said.
"We interview the students— all of
whom have shown great financial
need, academic success, and good
character earlier in the application
process— in 15-20 minute time
periods. The students are all
outstanding scholars; many are
the first in their families to attend
college. You always want to do more
to help them."
Unfortunately, the fund remains
relatively unchanged since Angstadt
first chaired the committee in 1996,
with around $7,000 awarded annually.
"Most of the donations come from
Tabitha Brobst '11 and Dr. Kristen Angstadt 74
alumni who serve or who have
served on the committee," she
noted. "We would like to increase
the amount of the scholarships
and number of recipients and feel
alumni would want to support the
scholarship if they were made more
aware of its existence and purpose.
"Meeting and interviewing the
eight finalists is very rewarding for
the committee; we can clearly see
that they will be future leaders,"
Angstadt stated. "The only difficult
part is that, unless other alumni
contribute, we can only make a small
dent in their extreme academic debt."
Angstadt has made additional
financial and time commitments
to back up her optimism. While
maintaining her role with the Alumni
Association, she continues to serve
on the College's Board of Trustees
and recently established The David
A. Hoffman, M.D., Memorial Prize
in honor of her late husband. The
prize is awarded annually to the
highest-ranking senior who has been
accepted into and is planning to
attend medical school.
Still, the Alumni Association
Scholarship is of primary importance
to Angstadt. "We encourage all
alumni to become involved. Meeting
these students and hearing their
stories enables us to feel connected
and reinforces the committee's
purpose," she said. "We can help
these students financially and,
in some cases, establish broader
connections that last beyond the
For more information on how to
contribute to the Alumni Association
Scholarship, please contact Jamie
Cecil M'07, director of development,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-LVC-1866
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24 THE VALLEY
"Presidents need to be humble about what
they are able to do by themselves. . . .
Indeed, we should probably speak more
properly not of what our presidents did
but of what our presidents caused us to do
together, collectively, in this community.
Whatever I am able to accomplish here
in the years to come will be, in fact, your
— PRESIDENT STEPHEN C. MACDONALD
INAUGURAL ADDRESS, APRIL 30, 2005
After six years
as LVC's vice president for academic affairs
and dean of the faculty, and seven years as its
17th president, Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald
announced in May that he will retire effective
June 30, 2012.
MacDonald s 13 years at the Valley have
been marked by major building and capital
projects, the expansion of the Colleges
academic programs, and a deepening of its
relationship with the neighboring community
of Annville. MacDonald has worked with
LVC administration, alumni, and trustees to
raise more than $55 million for the Colleges
Great Expectations campaign and has overseen
unprecedented growth in the number of
incoming freshmen over the years.
But if you ask MacDonald to name one
experience that speaks most eloquently about
his leadership style, it may be the way he and
his administration saw the College through the
recent Great Recession.
"It seemed to everyone that the ground was
moving under our feet," he said of those difficult
months in the fall of 2008. "We did not make
our enrollment goal — that was the first time we
hadn't made it in a long time. We were fearful
that we might suffer great attrition during the
upcoming semester break. We were hearing
anecdotally from many of our students that their
parents were losing their jobs and experiencing
foreclosures. There was a lot of suffering that was
hitting home with our students, and we were
MacDonald took a characteristically straight-
forward approach. "We wrote letters to every
single one of our students," he said. "We were
honest with them — we said we were in this
together, and that we didn't want to lose even
one of our students. We told them that if they
were encountering any serious difficulties, we
wanted them to talk to us, and that if it was within
our power, we would help them get through the
recession with them as our students. We put some
money on the table, and several hundred students
came to us, and we were able to help them. As a
result, we suffered very little attrition."
The fruits of that honesty and generosity were
far-reaching, MacDonald remembered. "We won
a lot of friends from people who were in distress,
and among those who were not," he said. "The
students and families rightly took our actions as
a measure of the bond that we had forged with
FALL 20 1 1
halls and see the past in the pres(
1 imagine the spirits of all those
other students and faculty and
staff — those friendly ghosts —
who haunt this place, whom I
imagine watching with interest and
commenting on our doings. ... I
think of the responsibility that I
bear to them as well as to you, th
responsibility that we all bear to
them and to this fragile thing that i*
—I NAUGURAL ADDRESS, APRI L 30, 2005
This bond extended to the employees of the College, as
well. "We kept faith with our own people. We didn't lay
anyone off," he said.
"I was challenged by those very difficult days," MacDonald
admitted. "But I'm most pleased that we didn't panic, that
we remained calm and steadfast in that storm, and that we
brought this place through those difficult times. We kept our
students, we kept our staff, and we did a pretty good job. I
didn't do it by myself — there were a lot of people with me —
but I think as a leadership team we demonstrated the kind
of grace under fire that you want to see from the people in
charge of a place like this."
Enhancing a Sense of Place
During his tenure as president, MacDonald has overseen
$56 million in major capital projects that have expanded
and enhanced the campus, including the two-stage
renovation of Lynch Memorial Hall, the $18.1 -million
renovation of the Neidig-Garber Science Center, the
construction of the the $ 1 1 .2-million Stanson Residence
Hall, the $2.3-million restoration of the exterior of the
Humanities/Administration Building, and the $13.3-million
renovation of the Mund College Center, scheduled for
completion this spring.
"These were not monuments to my creativity," MacDonald
demurred. "But they were things that we had to do because
the College needed the space and the facilities, and they were
While he wont take credit for creativity, MacDonald will
admit to a sense of satisfaction in managing the projects
well. "With every building project, we were able to finish
not only on time but within budget, and I take great pride
in having exercised the budgetary discipline to do that. I had
excellent collaborators working with me, and the fact that
we did the projects well and with financial responsibility is a
mark of our having kept faith with our Board of Trustees."
Taking a historical perspective, MacDonald noted that
leading the College through these building projects was,
to a certain extent, a matter of completing a process begun
by his predecessors. "Over the last quarter century — from
presidents Synodinos and Pollick to my years — we've
transformed this campus into a beautiful place where people
want to study, work, and play, and spend an important part of
their years. That's one of the things that I look back on as a legacy,
because a sense of place is crucially important for a college."
Broadening and Deepening the College's
As dean of the faculty from 1998
to 2004, MacDonald worked
closely with the College's faculty
to strengthen and enrich LVC's
academic life. He led faculty to
place a renewed emphasis on
advising as part of students' first-
year experience. He prompted a
reform of the faculty evaluation
process that finally resulted
in the institutionalization of
peer evaluation at LVC and he
played important supporting
roles or initiated the creation
of new programs in art, digital
communications, and the first-year
seminar program. MacDonald is particularly pleased with
the success of the College's Physical Therapy Program, which
received its initial accreditation in 2003 and graduated its
first Doctors of Physical Therapy in 2006. "Our folks in the
PT program worked very hard to get accreditation, and I
was able to help them in that process. I derive a considerable
amount of satisfaction from the program's success."
Dr. Stephen MacDonald congratulates Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Corbett VI on receiving LVC s Founders
Establishing Strong Community
MacDonald's impact has extended beyond campus as well,
into the surrounding community of Annville. "I'm pleased
that I've been able to reestablish strong bonds of mutual trust
and respect with the local community," he said. "We've been
able to shape a good collaborative relationship, a real sense
of respect and good faith with those good folks in Annville
Township. I believe we truly respect and like each other."
His recent work with the
community includes supporting
Annville's streetscape improve-
ment projects through matching
grants and in-kind contributions.
In addition, he has supported
and encouraged LVC staff and
students to become increasingly
involved in charitable and
educational projects that link
campus and community on
many levels, from volunteering
in the community to initiating
programs in neighboring school
MacDonald notes that the
sense of good will and cooperation enjoyed between LVC
and the surrounding community during his tenure has stood
both groups in good stead when conflicts have arisen —
like when LVC sought permission from the township s
historic architecture review board to raze a building for
a construction project. "We had some principled, honest
disagreement on both sides, but the dispute was never
FUTURE PLANS: Reading, Playing,Traveling
After 13 years of focused achievement, what does the future hold for MacDonald? "That's
easy," he said. "I need to do a lot of reading — I have a reading list that has grown lengthier
and lengthier over the last eight years.
"And I want to learn to play the piano," he added, noting that he first began taking
lessons in his fifties, while serving as the associate dean at Dickinson College in Carlisle.
"I was taking lessons from the local teacher, and I was preceded by a six-year-old and
followed by an eight-year-old, but I had to give it up when I came here as dean."
MacDonald added that he and his wife, Mary Warner, plan to travel, both to visit places
they've never been and to revisit places he hasn't seen in decades. "About 500 years ago
I was a soldier in Vietnam," he said. "I left there in 1964, when I was just a kid. I'm very
curious to go back and see what the place is like."
FALL 20 11
"And this, stripped of highfalutin
rhetoric, is what we mean by
liberally educated. Not something
soft and willowy, but something
fierce and wondrous: nothing less
than the capacity to understand
the universe. What a fierce and
wondrous thing that is!"
-INAUGURAL ADDRESS, APRIL 30, 2005
acrimonious, and in the end we were able to come to an
The Richest Reward
While MacDonald takes great satisfaction in the transformation
of LVCs campus, in the growth of its academic offerings, and
in the development of its community relationships, he notes
that the deepest rewards of his career took place on a more
individual scale: "One of the greatest satisfactions has been
teaching people to think," he said. "Not teaching people
stuff. The longer I taught, the less I wanted to teach stuff —
information — and the more I wanted to teach students to
read and write about things that they were interested in.
I wanted to see students write and shape their ideas and
arguments. That's been a great satisfaction, and if what I said
in my inaugural was true — and I think it was and is — that
remains the great task of what liberal education is about."
28 THE VALLEY
President MacDonald's Years at LVC
MacDonald joins LVC community as Dean of Faculty,
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Digital Communications major introduced
First- Year Seminar Program introduced
College receives 10-year reaccreditation from
Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools
Physical Therapy Program receives candidacy
Art and Art History major introduced
Peer-review adopted in practice for faculty tenure and
MacDonald named LVCs 17th president
First stage of Lynch Memorial Hall renovations
Board of Trustees adopts revised Strategic Plan for
Graduation of first class of Doctors of Physical Therapy
"Great Expectations" campaign, with a $50 million goal,
concludes, raising more than $55 million for College
$18.1 million Neidig-Garber Science renovation
Final stage of Lynch Memorial Hall renovation
Campus master plan completed
$11.2 million Stanson Hall residence completed
$2.3 million Humanities Center exterior restoration
Board of Trustees adopts revised Strategic Plan for
Mens and women's intercollegiate lacrosse returns to
Largest new student cohort in College s history
(510 students) enrolls at LVC
$13.3 million renovation of Mund College Center
College receives 10-year reaccreditation from Commis-
sion of Higher Education of the Middle States Associa-
tion of Colleges and Schools
Stephen MacDonald retires on June 30
ADVICE FOR LVC!
Presidents need to have a high tolerance for ambiguity,
so I'm prepared to counsel the next president to be
both bold and be patient. Any person who wants to be
president of a college will be ambitious. That person will
want to do a lot of things and will want to get going.
That's good. The new president should be bold. At the
same time, you have to embrace the culture and people
of this new place. Solutions and tactics that may have
been effective at one college might not work at another
and there's no way to figure these things out unless you
are patient, and take the time to listen carefully, and be
humble. It's hard to tell college presidents to be humble
because they usually aren't, and I understand that. But
if your readiness to be bold is going to be effective and
used for good purposes, it has to be directed thoughtfully,
so you have to understand the place that you are in. So
be bold and be patient, and, most of all, I guess, be smart.
-PRESIDENT STEPHEN C. MACDONALD
Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer
from Gettysburg who writes frequently for
NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.
Dr. Sheryl Drake-Traudt '92 and her
husband, Dr. John Traudt, welcomed a
daughter, Hailey Claire, into their family
on July 21. She joins brothers, Cole, 7,
and Carter, 5. Sheryl is in private practice
in Albany, N.Y.
Steven E. Carpenter '93 and Derrie
Paquette welcomed a son, Timothy James,
into their family on May 3, 2010. Steve
is the North Pittsburgh hiring manager
and trainer at Prime Communications in
Catherine Crissman Sullivan '94 and her
husband, David M. Sullivan '92, welcomed a
son, Crissman Jamison, into their family on
June 30, 2010. He joins sister Alexandra, 2.
Craig S. Campbell '95 and his wife, Ingrid,
welcomed a son, Judah Solace, into their
family on March 30. Dr. Phylis C. Dryden,
professor emerita of English at LVC, and
her husband, Michael, are the proud
Jayanth J. Franklin '97 and his wife,
Cristen, welcomed a daughter, India
Grace, into their family on June 8.
Nancy Seidel Ziegenfuss '97 and her
husband, Chris D. Ziegenfuss '97,
welcomed a son, Simon Maxwell, into
their family on April 15. Simon joins
brother Preston, 7, and sister Jocelyn, 4.
Nancy works part-time as the director of
Christian education at St. Paul's United
Church of Christ in Sellersville. Chris is a
senior associate scientist at SGS M-Scan
Inc. in West Chester.
Meghan Toppin Beidle '98 and her
husband, Nicholas Beidle '99 f welcomed
a son, Zachary William, into their family
on April 7.
Melanie Orth Henery '99 and her husband,
Jason D. Henery '97, welcomed a daughter,
Sage Warren, into their family on May 20.
Melanie is a director of IT quality for
Pfizer, Inc., and Jason is an environmental
occupational health and safety coordinator
Amanda Snoke Dubbs, Esq., '00 and
her husband, Matthew, welcomed a son,
Samuel, into their family on Nov. 10,
Kathryn "Kate" Laepple Hertzog '00 and
her husband, Ed, welcomed their first
daughter, Lucy Rose Kelly, on April 7.
Dorene Heckman Byler '01 and her
husband, Nathan D. Byler '01, welcomed
a daughter, Genevieve Hope, into their
family on April 4. She joins brother Luke,
who turned 3 in July.
Kelly Cooney Watts '01 and her husband,
Harry, welcomed a son, Cole Allen, into
their family on Nov. 26, 2010.
Benjamin "Ben" Scott Eberts '02 and his
wife, Kimberly, welcomed a son, Ryan
Jacob, into their family on May 31.
Michelle Lomas Heizmann '02 and her
husband, Andrew C. Heizmann '02,
welcomed a son, Aidan Andrew, into
their family on Dec. 7, 2010. Andrew
received his masters degree in educational
leadership and his principal certification
from Cabrini College in December 2010.
He is a middle school music teacher in the
Norristown Area School District.
Jennifer North Roberts '02 and her
husband, Tyler Christopher Roberts '02,
welcomed a daughter, Addison Grace, into
their family on July 18, 2010.
Marissa Shaw Rosenfield '02 and her
husband, Kacey, welcomed a daughter,
Harper Grace, into their family on July 3 1 ,
2010. Marissa is a remedial reading teacher
for the Winchester Board of Education in
Trisha Fatula Zellers '02 and her husband,
Brian N. Zellers '02, welcomed a son,
Brady Nicholas Paul, into their family on
Rebecca Jacquette Bair '03 and her
husband, Gregory Wayne Bair II, Esq., '03,
welcomed a son, Elijah Gregory, into their
family on May 18. Greg is an attorney at
Stock and Leader, LLP, in York.
Michael Allan and Edward Jason Kuntzpose
with the Dutchman mascot
Jennifer Peirson Kuntz '03 and her husband,
Jason Kuntz, welcomed a son, Michael
Allan, into their family on May 3. Jason is
the director of residential life at LVC.
David LoBianco '03 and his wife, Noreen
Livoti, welcomed a daughter, Tessa Marie,
into their family on Nov. 3, 2010.
Lindsey Forry Miller '03 and her husband,
Richard Miller Jr. '06, welcomed a son,
Ewan Beckett, into their family on April 25.
Ewan Beckett Miller
Spencer William Silar
Paige Cecil holding baby brother
Jeanine McAbee Snyder '06 with husband,
Christopher, and daughter, Bailey Elizabeth
Kristi Riley-Piatt '03 and her husband,
Andrew J. Piatt '04, welcomed a son,
Colin James, into their family on April 5.
Molly L Spangenberg '03 and her
husband, Joseph A. Eveler '03 f welcomed
a son, Calvin Clark, into their family
on Sept. 23, 2010. Molly and Joe both
teach music in the Stafford County Public
Schools in Fredericksburg, Va.
Lindsay Maus Psulkowski '04 and her
husband, Doug, welcomed a son, Colin
Douglas, into their family on May 2.
Lindsay is assistant vice president, portfolio
administrator, at First Niagara Bank in
Staci Storti Silar '05 and her husband,
William "Billy" Silar '05, welcomed a
son, Spencer William, into their family on
Melissa Andrews Dehart '06 and her
husband, George, welcomed a son,
Andrew, into their family on Feb. 23.
Carrie Krug Nedick '06 and her husband,
John Nedick '06, welcomed a son, Preston
John, into their family on Jan. 16.
Jeanine McAbee Snyder '06 and her
husband, Christopher, welcomed a
daughter, Bailey Elizabeth, into their
family on March 14.
Jeremy A. Umbenhauer '06 and his wife,
Jessica, welcomed a daughter, Emma Rai,
into their family on March 17.
Jamie Deck Cecil M'07, director of
development at LVC, and her husband, J.
Matthew "Matt" Cecil M'10 f welcomed a
son, Benjamin Matthew, into their family
on May 27. Ben joins sister Paige, 3.
Elise DeVere Snyder '07 and her husband,
Ryan, welcomed a daughter, Kalyra Brynn,
on May 28.
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Class News & Notes
Friends of the College
Brian Boyer and his wife, Crystal,
welcomed a daughter, Lauren Bristol, into
their family on June 26. Brian is the public
safety supervisor at LVC.
Keo Oura Kounlavong-Sabath, associate
director of admission at LVC, and her
husband, Matthew, welcomed a son,
Henry, into their family on March 27.
Paul Snyder, OneCard coordinator and
communications technician at LVC, and
his wife, Natalie, welcomed a son, Evan
Riley, into their family on April 9.
Dr. Marianne E. Boltz '92 and Tuan
Gormican exchanged wedding vows on
June 20, 2009, in Beach Haven, NJ.
Cristal Renzo '93 and Tara Hottenstein '92
served as bridesmaids. Marianne is a
pediatric optometrist at Penn State
Hershey Department of Ophthalmology.
She is serving her fourth term on the
board of the Pennsylvania Optometric
Connie Sumner '99 and Samuel Godfrey
exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 14,
2010, in York. Angie Coval Godfrey '98
was in attendance. Connie is a senior
talent management consultant at Towers
Watson in Philadelphia.
(L to r.): Stacy Bechtel '02, Kristin Saylor, Dr. Meredith Ann McGinley '02, Lois Fegan '02, Lisa
Moyer '02, and Amanda Fortney '02
Dr. Christopher Siegler '01 and Charlene
Hackenheimer exchanged wedding
vows on Sept. 4, 2010. They welcomed
a son, Evan Tyler, into their family on
Nov. 26, 2010. Chris received his Ph.D.
in chemistry from the University of
Washington in March 201 1. He is a
senior analytical specialist with the Dow
Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas.
Diana Danielle Bashinsky '02 and Peter
Witman exchanged wedding vows at the
Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, Nev., on
March 6. Stephanie Capriotti '01 was the
bridesmaid. Philip McCarthy '00, Amy
Wasserleben Butler '01 r and Kyla Snyder
'05 were guests at the reception. Diana
is the deputy treasurer in the Schuylkill
County Treasurer's Office in Pottsville.
(L to r.) Kristina Zone Lott '04, Christina Marie Ziegler '04, and Carl Richard
Jocelyn Erin Korp '02 and Christopher
Scott Grassley exchanged wedding vows on
May 28 in Bloomsburg. Maggie Holman
Weagley '02 served as a bridesmaid
and Carrie Smeltzer Boyer '01 , M'06
served as matron of honor. Jocelyn is
an administrative case manager for the
Lebanon County Mental Health/Mental
Dr. Meredith Ann McGinley '02 and
Joseph Wilkey exchanged wedding vows
on June 19, 2009, in Oak Brook, 111.
Lois Fegan '02 served as maid of honor.
Amanda Fortney '02, Stacy Bechtel '02,
and Lisa Moyer '02 were in attendance.
Meredith is an assistant professor of
psychology in the graduate counseling
psychology department at Chatham
University in Pittsburgh.
Christina Marie Ziegler '04 and Carl
Richard exchanged wedding vows on
July 9 in Blandon. Kristina Zane Lott '04
was in attendance. Christina is a learning
support aide in the Fleetwood Area School
Samantha Erin Heere-Beyer '07 and
Matthew Thomas Blaisse '07 exchanged
wedding vows on May 14 in Annville.
Caleb Flick '07 served as a groomsman.
Matthew Mainster '08 and Greg
Strohman '08 provided music for the
ceremony. LVC alumni in attendance
were Todd Boden '07, Tom Davidson '09,
Charlie Hopta '08 f Tony Marasco '08 f
Sarah Pugh '10, Holly Frey Serio '08 r
Philip Serio '06 f and Erin Dean Tennyson
'08. LVC faculty in attendance included
Dr. Michael Day, professor of physics;
Dr. Rebecca Lister, associate professor of
music; Dr. Renee Lapp Norris, associate
professor of music; Dr. Dennis Sweigart,
professor emeritus of music; and Dr. Scott
Walck, chair and professor of physics.
Matt received his master s degree in
engineering acoustics from Penn State
University in December 2010. He is the
owner/operator of Matt Blaisse Piano
Service in Harrisburg.
Gayle Suzanne Freeman '08 and Jameson
Andrew Moore '07 exchanged wedding
vows on July 31, 2010, in Lemoyne. Laura
Hain Motter '97, cousin of the bride,
served as co-matron of honor. Jerilyn
Oehme '08 and Megan Sargero '08
served as bridesmaids. Brett Buzdygon '07
served as a groomsman. Dr. Rebecca
Lister, LVC associate professor of music,
served as the vocalist. Sarah Lennard
Buzdygon '07, James O'Brien '07, Kelly
Wenrich O'Brien '07, Edward Myers '06,
Brendan Fullam '07, Michael Layser '06,
Jill DeBiasse Donley '08, Matthew
Donley '10, Trey Little '09, Terry Motter '97,
and Jane Hassinger Schader '78 were in
attendance. Gayle is employed by the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
in Doylestown and is a graduate student
at Drexel University, working toward her
masters degree in arts administration.
Jameson is employed by The Pennington
School in New Jersey as a social studies
teacher and coordinator of weekend
Dr. Alexis Nicole Krokonko '08, D'10
and Brian Carl Weidow '08 exchanged
wedding vows on Sept. 4, 2010, in
Hershey. Dr. Jaime Brown '08, D'10 served
as a bridesmaid. Dr. Chelsea Wenrich '08,
D'10; Dr. Emily Stouffer Greinke '08, D'10;
Dr. Holly Feeser Gouse '08, D'10; Dr. Amy
Weist 08, D'10; Dr. Brynne Keeley 09. D'11;
Anthony Smoker '09; Michael Greinke
'08; Brandon Wagner '08; Grant Martzall
'07; Jennifer Roberts Martzall '07;
Robert Miller '08; and Justin Simmons '08
were in attendance.
Dr. Emily Stouffer '08, D'10 and Michael
J. Greinke '08 exchanged wedding vows on
May 21 in Carlisle. Courtney Lindgren '06,
Erika Maury '08, Kristen Hoover '08,
Anthony Marasco '08, Stephen Spotts *10,
Jeremy Mann '08, and Joseph Stolarick '08
were members of the bridal party.
During a surprise
Weirick '39 was
honored by Boy Scout
Troop 422 as the second-oldest living
Eagle Scout in the United States. Ernie,
94 years young, received the Eagle Scout
medal during a rededication ceremony in
Port St. Lucie, Fla., in June. He received
his original Eagle Scout medal on Jan. 26,
1935, as a member of Troop 54 in Penn-
sylvania. A lifelong supporter of scouting,
Ernie still subscribes to Boys Life magazine
and served for 14 years on the executive
council of the Keystone Area Council of
the Boy Scouts of America. His daughter,
Bonnie Weirick Carl '65, a retired teacher,
pinned the medal during the event.
Ernie graduated from LVC with a degree
in business administration. He worked
for Kodak, eventually becoming a senior
executive. Ernie and his wife, June, moved
from Mechanicsburg to Port St. Lucie a
little over a year ago and remain involved
in Scouting activities.
Ernie Weirick '39
Dr. Dorothy Landis
Gray '44 has been
actively involved in
the Sarasota Opera
Guild in Florida, serving as chair of the
prologue committee for 12 years. During
the summer and fall while in Pennsylvania,
she plays piano at the Allen Theatre in
Dr. James E. Gregg '50
was recently inducted
into the faculty Hall
of Honor at California
State University, Chico, for outstanding
teaching and service from 1959 to 1994.
He served as chair of the political science
and journalism departments, graduate
dean, director of research, and associate
Floyd ML Baturin, Esq., '51 was recently
presented a Certificate of Appreciation
from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
for his 40 years of service to the war
veterans of Central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Miriam Light Dengler '53 wrote to
say her grandson, Joel G. Ramos '12, is
a fourth-year student at LVC. She states,
"Thank you for good teaching."
Dr. David Willoughby '55 recently received
the Eastern New Mexico University
Foundation s Distinguished Faculty Emeriti
Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 plays clarinet
with the Bainbridge Band, giving local
concerts during the summer months.
Accompanied by a pianist, she also plays
one-hour concerts at local retirement
Robert D. Sensenig '58 is still teaching
an Astronomy 105 course at Monroe
Community College. He states, "Gasp!! I'll
soon be 75 — is that possible?" This year,
as in past years, he rode 70 miles in a bike-
a-thon benefitting diabetes research. He's
enjoying his semi-retirement "enormously,"
and said, "Thanks for keeping in touch
After 49 years in pediatric dentistry, Dr.
Kenneth C. Troutman '58 retired from his
position as clinical professor of pediatric
dentistry and director of pediatric dentistry
advanced specialty education programs at
the University of California at Los Angeles.
He says that his career took him around
the world and gave him the opportunity
to meet many wonderful people, and he
wishes to thank LVC for helping him get
off to a great start!
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Class News & Notes
Carolyn Schairer Moyer '59 and her
husband, Karl E. Moyer '59, recendy
celebrated 50 years of marital bliss. Karl first
proposed to Carolyn en route home from
attending the wedding of another LVC
sweetheart couple, Darlene Steiner Lebo '58
and John Lebo '58, who attended the
Moyers' 50th anniversary dinner as special
guests. The Moyers' two daughters closed
the anniversary dinner by performing the
first movement from the "Duo for Violin
and Violoncello" by Zoltan Koday.
Catharine Hellick Van Ness '59 has retired
from substitute teaching and plans on
Dr. Robert C. Lau '65,
by invitation, conducted
L wAw fl his choral work, "Sing
to the Lord a New
Song," at the "Music in Worship" reading
sessions of the National Convention of the
American Choral Directors Association in
March. The convention, held in Chicago,
attracted more than 4,000 choral directors
from across the nation.
Edward B. Ruth Jr. '65 was recognized
as an honorary alumnus in the Milton
Hershey School Alumni Association during
Milton Hershey School's homecoming in
September. He was a biology teacher and
administrator at Milton Hershey for 38
years, retiring in 2003. In addition, Ruth
will be inducted into the Milton Hershey
School Spartan Hall of Fame in recognition
of his work as a cross-country coach. He
initiated the school's cross country program
in 1967 and coached for 14 years.
Audrey Wahler Smith '65 and her husband,
George, enjoyed a week in Paris with Linda
Slonaker Conrad '64 and Ed Conrad '64 in
Duane H. LeBaron, Esq., '67 received his
juris doctorate from the Dickinson School
of Law in 1970 and his master's degree in
law from Temple University in 1984. He is
a classical guitarist and a third-degree black
belt in Ken Po Karate.
Larry J. Painter '67 continues to teach
sociology and psychology at Falcon High
School in Falcon, Colo.
Duane H. LeBaron, Esq., *67
Paula Snyder Aboyoun '68, a registered
nurse, has been working part-time for
Capital City Nurses in Maryland. She and
her husband, Charles, have three married
children, four grandchildren, and love to
The Rev. Ralph Lenker Heagy '68 retired
from full-time parish ministry after 39 years
as an ordained minister of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America. He and his
wife, Colleen, are enjoying life in Vero
Beach, Fla., raising a golden retriever puppy
for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
David A. Brubaker '69 recendy published
"From Fear to Love: Transforming
Revelation" (Booklocker Inc., 2011). It is
a revolutionary explanation of the biblical
book of Revelation as a serious resource for
Dr. Michael Campbell '69 has joined the
music faculty at Young Harris College in
Georgia. He directs the jazz ensemble, runs
the saxophone studio, and teaches upper
division music education classes.
Larry A. Bowman 70
was one of two
the newly created
Pennsylvania Certified Chamber
Executive designation by the Pennsylvania
Association of Chamber Professionals
(PACP) at its fall 2010 conference. He
was also elected chair of PACP's board of
directors for 2011.
(L to n): Becky Huber Davidowski, Cheryl AcostaKieseU Claire L Fiedler, Nancy McCullough Long-
necker, Elizabeth Todt DiBenedetto, Phyllis Brown Johnson, and Jan E. Smith, all Class of 1972
Norman Sutphin 71 has relocated to
the Denver, Colo., area where he is the
organist at Trinity United Methodist
Church in Denver.
For the 27th consecutive year, Charles
"Chip" Etter '72 organized and led a
camping, kayaking, and rafting trip
on the Cheat River in W.Va., and the
Youghiogheny River in Maryland, in mid-
June. LVC alumni joining Chip were Walt
Frankowski '73, Ken Gilberg '73, Dave
Guare '76, and John Mardula '73, among
Nancy McCullough Longnecker '72
recently took a trip to Chicago with some
of her LVC friends from Keister Hall. The
friends gather every year and took time out
of this year's fun-filled trip to pose for the
camera while wearing their LVC T-shirts,
compliments of the Office of Alumni
Linda Witmer Thompson '73 and her
husband, Richard B. Thompson '71,
have both recently retired. Linda retired
from the Frederick County (Md.) Public
Schools in June after 21 years. After 38
years of federal service, Richard retired
in April from his position as the associate
director for security policy in the Office
of the Secretary, U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT). He worked for
the DOT for 25 years, the first 13 of
which were with the Federal Aviation
Administration. He had previously worked
for the Office of Personnel Management.
The Rev. Dr. H.E. Moore '74 is the director
of educational programs for the Clergy
Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School
in Durham, N.C.
Patricia Hamilton Tison '74 is enjoying
life in Maine. She is partially retired from
diverse employment including teaching
preschool through grade 6 and serving as
teaching director for a private alternative
school. Pat states that she's forever thankful
for all that LVC did and has done to help
her through life.
Lonna Snavely Thompson, Esq., '75
was recently promoted to executive vice
president and chief operating officer
for the Association of Public Television
Sedentary Solution |
BY JAKE KING *11
When an injury put a damper on the active lifestyle of Steve
Bordley '77, he did something that most people wouldn't think
to do: he invented a solution. While in recovery, Bordley grew
uncomfortable with the sedentary nature of his work and
tried a number of ways to stay fit while on the job. He started
with a recumbent bike under his desk, but soon found that by
mounting a work station above a treadmill, he could walk at a
slow pace, get his work done, and stay active.
"The results were amazing after six weeks," said Bordley.
"I lost more than 25 pounds, my back issues went away, I
slept better, felt more energized, and was happier in general."
This success inspired Bordley to look further into the health
benefits of combining exercise with work, and he developed
some basic specifications for a work desk to be used in
tandem with most treadmills available on the market today.
He took his idea to an engineering firm, and the prototype of
what would become theTrekDesk was born.
Since it became available two years ago, theTrekDesk
has been spotlighted by a long list of notable media outlets,
including CNN, CBS, and NBC. Forbes also featured it in its
list of "Best Workplace Luxuries Anywhere." High acclaim
has put theTrekDesk in offices all over the world, but for
Bordley, the real success comes from creating something
that improves quality of life.
"I was a social worker my first few years after graduation
and although I was broke, I loved the feeling of helping others
and making a difference," said Bordley. "Once I started in
the corporate career phase of my life, I lost that sense of
achievement. The focus was always on the dollar and it was
not nearly as satisfying. Now I receive emails from people
thanking me and saying I have changed their lives."
Jake King '11 is a digital content media specialist and
freel&na- writer from York.
FALL 20 1 1
Class News & Notes
Elyse E. Rogers, Esq., 76 and fellow LVC
alumnus, John A. Feichtel '91, have joined
their legal backgrounds with several others to
form Saidis, Sullivan & Rogers, with offices
in Carlisle and Lemoyne. Todd Tnintz, Esq.,
'90 is also a member of the firm.
After more than 33 years, Keith Symons '77
retired in June from teaching elementary
instrumental music in the Hamburg Area
School District. He looks forward to
having the time to pursue many different
interests and activities.
Dorothy DePalma Dyer '78 retired in
June 2010 after a 32-year teaching career.
Most of her career was spent working with
fifth graders in the School District of the
Chathams in New Jersey.
Walter A. Mickens '79 has been named
president and chief executive officer of
Queen of the Valley Medical Center in
John L. Hutley '81
has been working at
IKEA in Elizabeth,
N.J., for 20 years and
currently works in logistics. He also is an
Dr. Kathleen Picciano '81 was one of
six veterinarians from around the world
selected this past November to be on the
Breeders Cup veterinary panel for the
Breeders Cup International Championship
races held at Churchill Downs in Louisville,
Ky. The panel's responsibilities included
examining 184 horses entered in the races.
Last summer, Amy J. Hostetler '84
received a fellowship to participate in
the Kavli Science Journalism workshop
on The Universe at M.I.T. s Knight
Science Journalism Program. She is the
public relations director for the Virginia
Department of Rehabilitative Services in
Richmond, and is pursuing a career as a
freelance science writer as she works on a
Dr. Jonathan P. Frye '85 was promoted to
the rank of full professor of natural science
at McPherson College in Kansas.
Denise Mastovich Whitford '86 is the
assistant vice president and branch
manager for the South Windsor and
Tolland offices of Savings Institute Bank &
Trust in Connecticut.
Dr. Michael J. Reihart '87 has been
named the first medical director for the
Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania.
He is also an emergency physician at
Lancaster General Hospital, works for
Lancaster Emergency Management
System, is the regional medical director for
the Emergency Health Services Federation,
and is an expert witness and chair of the
State Medical Advisory to the Department
Michael G. Dryden.
Esq., '90, a labor
attorney with the
Philadelphia-based law firm Willig, Williams
& Davidson, was recognized by Thomson
Reuters as a 201 1 Super Lawyer in a list
published annually in Philadelphia magazine.
Dr. Shawn Gingrich '90, '91 recently
received the doctor of worship studies
degree from the Robert E. Webber
Institute for Worship Studies in Orange
Park, Fla. He continues to serve as
director of music ministry at First United
Methodist Church in Hershey. His wife,
Solving Crimes and Cleaning a City
BY CHARLES McELWEE '11
During his junior year at LVC, Ralph Ristenbatt '87 changed
his major from chemistry to biochemistry. After a College-
sponsored trip to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime
Laboratory in Harrisburg, Ristenbatt decided to apply his new
major to a career in forensic science.
After graduating from LVC, Ristenbatt earned a master's
degree in forensic science from the John Jay College of
Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. He
subsequently accepted a position at the New York City Office of
Chief Medical Examiner in the Department of Forensic Biology
When Ristenbatt began his career in New York in 1990, the
city's streets were scarred by years of violent crime and drugs.
He was part of a new wave of people tasked with turning
around a city laboratory that paralleled the city's decline.
Ristenbatt started in the laboratory as a bench-level
forensic biologist, intending to stay no more than a few years.
Instead, he served more than 16, moving up the ranks and
ultimately resigning from city service in 2006. His years in
New York City were marked by exciting work experiences and
positive change both in his laboratory and the city.
Ristenbatt was tasked with tremendous responsibilities,
including analyzing and reconstructing crime scenes, and
providing expert testimony on investigations. Testifying before
a jury panel and enduring cross-examination was a stomach-
churning experience at first, but Ristenbatt came to enjoy it.
He also was assigned several high-profile cases, including
the sexual abuse investigation of hip hop artist Tupac Shakur.
Overall, Ristenbatt's team investigated more than 250 crime
scenes, ranging from homicide and sexual abuse to motor
vehicle accidents. "We didn't turn any case down," he said.
After the director of his lab left in 2005 to start a forensic
science program at Penn State University, Ristenbatt decided
to follow suit, and today serves as an instructor in forensic
science at the school.
Ristenbatt defined his experience at LVC as a "top-shelf
education." He counts many LVC faculty members among
some of the most inspiring professors he encountered
there, specifically Dr. Donald Dahlberg, Dr. Paul Wolf, Dr. Sidney
Pollack, Dr. Owen Moe, and the late Dr. Tony Neidig '43, H'04.
The College's professors were "wonderful, knowledgeable,
extremely helpful people," he said. "I couldn't have asked to
have gone to a better place."
Charles McElwee '11 is a public relations executive at
Quantum Communications, a public relations firm in
FALL 201 1
Class News & Notes
Laura Judd Gingrich '90 f serves as director
of children and youth ministry at the
church. They are the proud parents of four
Michael J. Slechta '91, M'04 is the
coordinator for music, art, humanities, and
21st-century skills in the Lancaster School
District. He also is the director of music
and the choir for Trinity United Church of
Christ in East Petersburg, and continues as
co-conductor of the Reading Philharmonic
Danielle Campbell Willard '91 and her
husband, George, have three children:
daughter Campbell, 5, and sons George, 2,
and Sam, 1 .
Michele A. Klinsky '92 is the box office
manager at the Two River Theater
Company in Red Bank, N.J.
Dr. Sandra L Fauser '93 received her
doctorate in educational administration
from Temple University in May.
Lt. Col. Jennifer Irene Bower '94 was
recendy nominated as the chair and
professor of military science at Boston
University. She is in charge of the Army
ROTC program encompassing 12 colleges
and universities in the greater Boston area.
Stephanie Bozym Schreyer '96 is the
manager of the technical support department
for Cargas Systems, Inc., of Manheim
Amie M. Jumper '99 received her masters
degree in community counseling from the
University of Scranton in December 2010.
Dawn McCabe Schober '99 is a liability
account executive with the program
services division of Lancaster-based Murray
Risk Management and Insurance.
Ambruch '01 is the
director of Miles
Apart Media, the
creative division of
Miles Technologies. She oversees web
and graphic designers, as well as online
Amanda L Holmes '01 is a child protective
worker for the Department of Health
and Human Services, Office of Child and
Family Services, in Portland, Maine.
Eric S. Shrader '01 is an assistant principal
at Central Dauphin High School in
Dougherty '02 was
recently named a
residential loan officer
with the Fulton Mortgage Company.
Angela R. Gehman M'02 was named a
family wealth guardian with Wyomissing-
based ParenteBeard Wealth Management.
Kathleen Steffy Harrison '99. M'02 was
recently inducted into the Conestoga
Valley School District's third class of
Eric R. Kratz '04 is a
policy specialist for
Department of Labor
Kristin M. Roth '04 is a freelance book
editor. A book she edited, "Music in
Ancient China: An Archaeological and
Art Historical Study of Strings, Winds,
and Drums During the Eastern Zhou and
Hans Periods" (770 BCE-220 CE), won the
2010 Nicolas Bessaraboff Prize, issued by
the American Musical Instrument Society.
Annalouise Venturella '04 received a
certificate of completion for filmmaking
from the New York Film Academy in April.
Crystal L Gibson '05
was recently named
head women's basketball
coach at St. Mary's
College in Maryland.
John M. Rizzo '05 was recently named
head coach for the girls' basketball
program at North Schuylkill High School.
He is a social studies teacher in the North
Schuylkill School District in Ashland.
Betsy WeikDevitz '06,
M'09 is the manager
at 1st Federal Credit
Union's Hershey Road
Dr. Steven Enders Kaylor '06 received his
degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas
State University in May. He is an associate
veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Amy Zubek Miller '06 recently received
two first-place awards in the Pennsylvania
Associated Press Managing Editors annual
news and photos contest for a series of
articles titled, "Down Syndrome: A
Family's Journey." She also received a third-
place award in the Philadelphia Press
Association's annual contest for the same
series. Her awards were received as a result
of her continued coverage of newborn
twins with Down syndrome.
Crystal A. Cascarino '07
received her master's
degree in applied
behavior analysis from
Saint Joseph's University in September
2010. She obtained board certified
behavior analyst certification in February.
Derek P. Dissinger, Esq., '07 has been
named an associate at Lancaster-based
Russell Krafft & Gruber, LLP. His
concentration is in banking and finance,
business law, estate planning, employment
law, real estate, and taxation.
Kate E. Fry Comejo '07 received her
master's degree in education with a focus
on higher education administration from
Northeastern University in July.
Dr. Bryce E. Gabler '07 received his doctorate
in dental medicine from the Kornberg
School of Dentistry at Temple University
in May. He is serving a 30-month residency
at St. Louis University in Missouri.
Dr. Stuart J. Hartman '07 was awarded
the doctor of osteopathic medicine from
the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine in June. He is continuing his
medical training in internal medicine at
Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
Dr. Stuart J. Hartman '07
Dr. Bradford Kent Sgrignoli '07 was
awarded the doctor of osteopathic
medicine from the Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine in June. He
is attending Yonsei University in Seoul,
Korea, for a year prior to starting an
official ophthalmology residency. While in
Korea, he is performing an internship and
conducting research at Yonsei Severance
Hospital in Seoul.
Houser '08 is a sales
Ebersole Honda in
Evelyn E. Unger '08 received her masters
degree in paleobiology from the University
of Bristol in England in February 2010.
Crista Billowitch '09
teaches fourth grade
inclusion in the
Shelly Marie Burkholder '09 received
her master s degree in higher education
administration from Virginia Tech in
Blacksburg, Va., in May.
(c): Scott D. Klein '09
Scott D. Klein '09 graduated from the City
of Baltimore Fire Academy in August. He
moved from Charlotte, N.C., in January to
enter the academy as a rookie.
Brian William Wharton '09 is a brigade
strength manager in the U.S. Army,
commissioned at Fort Gordon in Augusta,
Ga. He has been on active duty since
graduating from LVC.
Opening Unexpected Doors
BY JAKE KING' 11
Rebecca Gaspar '89 came to LVC as a psychobiology major. She
took Spanish to fulfill the language requirement needed to
complete her degree, but the experience ultimately paid off
in much more than credits. More than 20 years later, Gaspar
now lives, works, and has a family in Spain.
Gaspar credits this major life change to the late Dr.
Diane Iglesias. LVC professor of Spanish. With Iglesias'
encouragement, Gaspar switched to a Spanish/psychology
double major and studied in Spain during the 1987-1988
academic year. LVC did not have a study-abroad program at
the time, but with Iglesias' help, Gaspar was able to transfer
to a school that did have a program, spending a semester
each in Madrid and Valencia, then transfer all her credits back
to LVC in time to graduate her senior year.
"I think I fit right in pretty quickly," said Gaspar of her
experiences during her year abroad. "I lived with a Spanish
family and had a Japanese housemate. I studied at a private
academy, as well as at the Universidad Complutense de
Madrid. I vowed not to hang around with my American
classmates as I was really keen on learning the language."
Gaspar allowed herself to become immersed in Spanish
culture, and after several trips to the country after graduation,
she returned for a long-term stay in 2001. She married her
husband, a native of Madrid, and together the couple started
Burnett Investment S.L., a consulting company that provides
English-language teaching, translating, and interpreting
services, as well as marketing and business development
Gaspar's experience abroad has had a huge impact on her
life, and to LVC students who are considering study abroad,
she said: "Go for it! Don't be afraid of traveling to a new
country and leaving your friends and family behind for a few
months. It is a life-changing, life-enriching opportunity that not
everyone can experience."
fake King '11 is a digital content media specialist and
freelance writer from York.
FALL 201 1
Class News & Notes
Sarah E. Bechtel '10
represented LVC as
an alumnus in the
Show at the Centenary College Equestrian
Center in Long Valley, N.J., in April.
She took first place in the alumni fences
division. Mandi Albright '13 participated
in the individual intermediate fences
division, placing eighth.
Daniel L Olsheski '10 is a web developer
for Pipeline Interactive in Lebanon. He
focuses on front-end development.
Tyler D.Cain '11 is
a web developer for
Pipeline Interactive in
Lebanon. He focuses
on back-end development work, including
site development and web applications.
Friends of the College
Dr. Edward H. Arnold H'87 recendy received
the Boy Scouts of Americas Silver Buffalo
Dr. Klement Hambourg
Award for his commitment to improving
the lives of Scouts across the nation. The
award has been given annually since 1926
to civic-minded men and women for their
contributions and service to youth. The
award is regarded as the highest Boy Scout
honor given to a volunteer.
Dr. Klement Hambourg, professor
emeritus of music, recently presented the
Hambourg Conservatory Centennial
Celebration 191 1-201 1, at the Arts and
Letters Club of Toronto. The conservatory
was established in 1911 by his grandfather,
the Russian piano pedagogue Michael
Hambourg, together with two of his
famous sons. The Hambourg Conservatory
has become one of the premier music
institutions in Canada, attracting a
distinguished European-based faculty.
Hambourg taught and performed at LVC
from 1982 until his retirement in 1995.
He and his wife, Leonie Lang-Hambourg f
who was an assistant professor of German
at LVC, currently reside in Toronto.
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BY PAT HUGGINS
The days are long, the monetary rewards minimal, and the future
uncertain. For a recent college graduate looking to establish a lasting
career, the above scenario might seem to be nothing short of a night-
mare. But Richie Schwartz '07 sees
his job as a dream come true.
An avid baseball fan — and
member of LVC's baseball team
during his collegiate days —
Schwartz still swings a bat on a
regular basis, but now spends
most of his time manufacturing
Schwartz started building bats
in the garage of his parents' home
in 2009. Since the beginning of
this year, his company, DS Wood, has produced more than 2,000 bats
for nearly 100 minor league baseball players and several Major League
Baseball (MLB) teams — including members of the Boston Red Sox and
New York Yankees — and has received MLB's product approval.
"It's a dream come true," said Schwartz, who started DSWood with
the help of close friend Allan Donato. "We don't pay ourselves right
now, but once that happens it's going to be even better, because it's a
struggle sometimes to make sure we make ends meet.
"But I can't say enough about it. What's it worth to somebody to be
able to do something they absolutely love, day in and day out?"
Schwartz conceived the business idea after spending nearly $250
for two personal bats.
"I thought, There has to be a way I can make a quality product and
keep the cost a little lower,'" said Schwartz, whose own bats sell for
between and $80 and $110. "So I started researching everything and
came to the conclusion that if I had a hand lathe and a couple billets of
wood, I might be able to get something started."
With the help of Donato, associates Doug Rowell and Gary James,
and the company's sales force, DS Wood started a steady climb
toward respectability and beyond, with Schwartz's bats finding their
way into the hands of players of all ages and abilities.
"We're still shoring some things up, but our clientele is growing
with us and accepting that," said Schwartz. "I think that's a real
testament to the quality we put out.
"We try to work with good people and show them that we're a
legitimate company. And we're fortunate to have good baseball people
who are willing to lend their expertise to further our business and dream."
Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a sportswriter
for the Lebanon Daily News.
We Asked, You Answered
Many thanks to the more than 2,000
LVC graduates who completed the
recent alumni survey conducted by
SimpsonScarborough, our market research partners.
The response rate to the LVC survey was the
highest in the company's history. Clearly, LVC
alumni are willing to share their opinions and ideas,
and we appreciate the time you took to respond.
Congratulations once again to the winner of our
survey incentive prize, a $250 Amazon.com gift
certificate: Katherine Brodhead '10.
Here are some of the findings:
Alumni arc extremely satisfied with their LVC
education, and an overwhelming number — 94 percent —
would recommend the College to students and families in the
college selection process.
With age comes wisdom; as alumni move on in life,
appreciation for the LVC experience grows. The work of our
faculty, close relationships with classmates and professors, and
the enduring value of a liberal arts education were mentioned
most often in the survey.
The way alumni stay connected with the College is
changing, with our youngest grads choosing e-communication
rather than print materials. However, once alumni reach their
30s, they prefer printed communications. It will be interesting
to see how this changes as e-communication becomes even
more ubiquitous. In response, we'll continue to provide
information across a variety of platforms and continue to build
a strong, lively LVC presence on social networking sites.
An overwhelming majority of alumni — 88 percent — wan t to
stay connected with LVC, and many want to deepen
that connection. Alumni in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are
particularly interested in services the College could offer to help
them network and build career skills. We have already added six
new alumni events this year that provide networking and career
development opportunities. We hope you 11 be part of one
of these events because event attendance patterns help shape
future alumni program offerings.
We found that the current array of alumni services and benefits
are valued, but alumni want the College to create an
online alumni directory. Even in this era of Facebook and
Linkedln, alumni value the College's ability to gather and
disseminate information about classmates to classmates, and
they hope we'll get that information out in an even more timely
way. As a result, we are exploring some exciting new online
options that you'll hear about in the coming year. Stay tuned!
You told us that your gifts to the College are important because
they are important for our students and faculty,
and that many of you make those gifts to honor the
value of your LVC degree. We were very pleased to learn
that alumni believe the College uses their gifts well and that
they are thanked properly for their gifts. Our youngest grads,
though, are concerned that we invite alumni support while they
have student loans. Even if a grad hadn't sent a gift recently,
we found there is positive support for future gifts to LVC.
More than^S percent of survey respondents said they
planned to support the College financially in the
future, which is great news. Tuition and student fees do not
cover the full cost of an LVC education and your gifts help
bridge that gap. If there ever was a time for a well-educated
citizenry, it's now, and we were cheered to learn that so many of
you plan to make LVC one of your chosen philanthropies.
And finally, we asked how you would like your future gifts to
be used, and you told us: To provide student scholarships,
to support academic departments, and for LVC s
most pressing needs, Those are among the College's highest
priorities, too, so it looks like the College's needs are aligned
with your interests.
Thank you for your valuable input; please know that we
are taking your opinions seriously and using this information
to adjust current programs and roll out new ones that will meet
your needs and interests. We asked, you answered, and the
College will be stronger because of that.
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Anna Wengert Whitmire '31 died March 31 in Williamsport at
the age of 103. She taught math and English in many Pennsylvania
public schools for 36 years, until her retirement from Loyalsock
School District in 1972. A music lover, Whitmire sang in the
Peacemakers, a local ministers' wives group. She also was a member
of the Williamsport Music Club and enjoyed attending community
concerts. She was a member of First United Methodist Church,
where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served with
the Methodist women. Among others, Whitmire is survived by a
daughter, Marilyn Whitmire Shenenberger '71, and a son-in-law,
William E. Shenenberger '69.
Edgar C. Brinser '33 died May 1 1 in Hershey at the age of 99.
He had been an engineer at Standard Oil, then at the Bendix
Corporation. He was a member of Loch Raven United Methodist
Church in Baltimore, Md. Brinser loved all sports, especially
the Baltimore teams. Among others, he is survived by a nephew,
Herbert A. Eckenroth '49.
Anna Light Blatt '39 died March 15 in Lebanon at the age of 92.
She began her teaching career at the Franklin School in Lebanon as
a third-grade teacher until her marriage in 1949. She worked with
the USO Travelers Aid during World War II and became a member
of the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Lebanon USO Club. In
1964, Blatt continued her teaching career with the Annville-
Cleona School District as a fourth-grade teacher at the Cleona
Elementary School, where she taught until her retirement in 1980.
She was a member of the LVC Alumni Association, Lebanon
County Retired School Employees' Association, Pennsylvania
Association of School Retirees, Lebanon County Educational
Honor Society, and American Association of University Women.
Blatt enjoyed music, reading, and taking family summer trips to
Ocean City, N.J. Among others, she was predeceased by her father,
BoazG. Light, 1913.
Mabel Jane Miller '41 died April 1 1 in Lancaster at the age of 91.
She taught seventh- and eighth-grade reading for 25 years and then
was the language arts coordinator for 17 years for grades K-12 in
the Elizabethtown Area School District. In her earlier years, Miller
was a member of Chiques United Methodist Church in Mount
Joy, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for children and
youth. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family
Lt. Col. John B. Mengel '43 died April 29 in North Carolina at
the age of 89. He spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, spanning
three wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
He was an interpreter for Maj. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby for the
Occupational Government of Japan before being recalled for the
Korean War. Mengel's last assignment was as commanding officer
of the 363 Reconnaissance Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base in
Sumter, S.C. He was an avid photographer and served as president
of several camera clubs, including one in Japan. He also was a Boy
Scout and Scout Master, and attended the first National Jamboree
in Washington, D.C., in 1937. He loved tennis and played in
the World-Wide U.S. Air Force Senior Men's Tennis Doubles
Championship in 1968. Following his retirement in 1970, he
worked at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and later
helped with the tape ministry and counseling in his church. For the
last 30 years, Mengel's main interest was in the men's organization,
Full Gospel Christian Business Men, now known as International
Fellowship Christian Businessmen.
Dr. F.Allen Rutherford Jr. '37. H'85
Dr. F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, H'85 died April 14 in Virginia at the age of 94. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an accountant for John Heins & Company
from 1941 to 1959, becoming a partner in 1955. He was a principal with Arthur Young
and Company from 1959 to 1978. Rutherford served on LVC's Board of Trustees from
1969 to 1986, serving as vice president and president. He was acting president of the
College for several months in 1984. He served on the executive committee and as
treasurer of the United Way in Bluefield, W.Va., and was a member of the West Virginia
Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). He was a council member and member of
Lutheran churches in Wynnewood, Pa., and Bluefield, W.Va., and served as an officer in
various community and civic organizations. Rutherford was a member of the Pennsylvania
Institute of CPAs, West Virginia and Virginia Society of CPAs, the National Association
of Accountants, and the American Institute of CPAs. Among others, he is survived by a
daughter, Margie Rutherford Gausby 71, and a son, Frank A. Rutherford III 74.
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Dr. Stephen Joseph Metro '43 died July 22 in Southern Pines,
N.C., at the age of 91. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943
to 1946 as a laboratory technician, bacteriologist, and hospital
administrator. After graduating from McGill University in
Montreal, Canada, with his doctorate in organic chemistry, Metro
was hired by Esso Research and Engineering Company (now
Exxon Research and Engineering Co.), in Linden, N.J. He spent
34 years in the products division doing research and technical
administration in synthetic aviation lubricants. As project head,
he was responsible for developing a line of synthetic lubricants for
turbo jet engines that are used worldwide. He holds 36 patents
on jet engine lubrication. Metro was a 63-year member of the
American Chemical Society and a member of the Honorary
Scientific Society, Sigma XI. He had been president of the Exxon
Mobil retiree club in central North Carolina. He was a member
of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the English
Speaking Union, and enjoyed attending North Carolina Symphony
Rev. Robert P. Crist '44 died July 3 in Lititz at the age of 88. He
served on the staff of the First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio,
from 1944 to 1946. In 1947, he was ordained by the First Baptist
Church of Worcester, Mass., where he served as associate pastor
until 1949, then later became pastor of the Central Baptist Church
in Southbridge, Mass., from 1949 to 1956. Crist returned to First
Baptist Church in Worcester as the minister of education from
1956 to 1965, during which time he also served as a chaplain at
the Worcester Academy. In 1965, he moved to Maine to become
pastor of the Hebron Community Baptist Church, as well as
chaplain and faculty member of the Hebron Academy. He retired
in 1993 and moved back to Hershey. Crist also served as a chaplain
in the Navy Reserve for eight years and volunteered at the Hershey
Medical Center and Hope Lodge. He also performed a number of
marriages in the Hershey Rose Garden.
Norma Kiscadden Daihl '45 died March 27 in Harrisburg at the
age of 87. She was a retired public school teacher, having started
her career at Harding Elementary School in the Lebanon City
School District. She later taught at the Swatara and Lower Paxton
junior high schools in the Central Dauphin School District, from
which she retired after 29 years of teaching mathematics. Daihl was
a member of the Linglestown United Methodist Church for 62
years. She found her greatest pleasure teaching Sunday school and
leading Bible study groups.
Dr. George Peter Rutt '46 died June 14 in Florida at the age of
86. He was a retired physician, specializing in internal medicine.
He had a private family practice in Allentown from 1949 through
1951. He was the senior attending physician in the department of
medicine at the Allentown Hospital and the chief of the outpatient
medical clinic. Rutt was a member of the U.S. Army Medical
Corps and was awarded a Bronze Medal while serving in the
Korean War. He re-established his private practice in Allentown
after the war, until 1961. After completing his residency in 1964,
he became a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of
Internal Medicine. He then became a partner in Cardiovascular
Associates, Inc., in Allentown, retiring in 1983. Rutt was a member
of Christ Presbyterian Church in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was a
member of Lehigh Country Club in Allentown and Oceanside
Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was an avid golfer, skier,
and bridge player. Among others, he is survived by his wife of
61 years, Pauline "Polly" Keller Rutt '43; a daughter, Carol Rutt
Jennings '72; and a son-in-law, Dr. Robert G. Jennings '69.
John P. Hummel Jr. '48 died June 22 in Camp Hill at the age of
88. He served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the
U.S. Army and was retired from the Mechanicsburg Ships Parts
Control Center. He was a long-time member of Calvary United
Methodist Church in Lemoyne; a member of Robert Burns Lodge
of the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 464 in Harrisburg; and
was a member of the Zembo Temple s Chanters Unit.
Harlan A. Daubert '49 died June 2 at the age of 82. He began his
37-year musical teaching career at Fredericksburg High School
in the Northern Lebanon School District, beginning with a band
of 18 members. When he retired in 1986, the band had swelled
to more than 200 members. Daubert s students played in venues
across the U.S. and Ireland, including performances in the Macy s
and Gimbels holiday parades, and the Orange, Cotton, and Rose
Bowl parades. His bands won accolades for their military precision
and musicianship. Daubert received numerous awards, including
LVC s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Outstanding Teacher of
the Year by the Lebanon County Educational Honor Society,
and Excellence in Music Award by the Lebanon County Choral
Society. Daubert was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Lebanon
Rotary Club, inducted into the National Band Directors' Hall of
Fame, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club. He was a
member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Lions
Club, and Phi Beta Mu. In 2009, the Northern Lebanon School
District named its high school auditorium in his honor — The
Harlan A. Daubert Performing Arts Center. He was a long-time
member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon, where
he served as director of music and church organist until his death.
Among others, Daubert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne
Beaver Daubert '52; daughters Suzanne Daubert Fox '77 and
Alison J. Daubert '84; son Aaron H. Daubert '93; and son-in-law,
Wayne C. Fox '73.
Dr. Stuart K. Remley '49 died March 17 in Sylvania, Ohio, at the
age of 86. He served in the U.S. Army as a surgical technician at
the Foster and 181st general hospitals, and served 10 months in
India-Burma. He received the American Campaign Medal, the
Asiatic Pacific Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World
War II Victory Medal. From 1955 until 1962, Remley was a
family practitioner in Glen Rock. His family moved to Ohio,
where he went into private practice as an endocrinologist in the
Toledo area from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. He also served
as an adjunct professor at the Medical College of Ohio and as a
staff physician for Owens Corning Fiberglass during the course
of his practice. Remley was a member of the American College
of Physicians, the Lucas County Medical Association, the Ohio
Medical Association, the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and
Lucas County, and the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.
Dr. Paul Junior Spangler '49 died June 5 in Stover, Mo., at the
age of 86. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Spangler worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and later worked for more than
40 years as an independent research biologist for the Smithsonian
Institution. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Miller
Betty Slifer Andrews '50 died May 7 in Woodbridge, Va., at the
age of 82. After taking time out to raise her daughter, Andrews
began her career at the Burroughs Research Center where she
programmed missile guidance programs for the Atlas Inter-
Continental Ballistic Missile and the Mercury Project. She also
helped write the executive program that launched Astronaut John
Glenn. She worked for the System Development Corporation
helping to develop the system communications for the Strategic
Air Command (SAC) and Control System at SAC Headquarters.
She taught new programmers and wrote online software diagnostic
programs. She branched out into space, missile, and air defense
systems and worked on the software upgrade to the first-phased
FPS-85, the radar used to track objects in space. She then was the
manager for the executive program and support system for AEGIS,
the shipboard air-defense system, and worked at Kwajelein,
Marshall Islands, where she supported ballistic missile reentry tests
and measurements on the Safeguard system. She also worked at
several companies, developing programs for the departments of
Energy, Health and Human Services, and intelligence services.
Andrews then founded her own computer consulting company
and was test director for a large distributed international financial
system. She developed and implemented test plans for major
intelligence systems at Vint Hill Farms. She had been president
and vice president of the Washington Independent Computer
Consultants Association, and served on several county boards,
most significantly the Prince William County fire board. She also
served on the boards of several local arts groups such as Manassas
Dance Company and most recently spent her spare time writing
grant requests for the Fauquier Community Theater.
Carl R. Baum '50 died July 1 in Palmyra at the age of 85. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on a destroyer in the
South Pacific. He worked at the Lebanon Steel Foundry and later
became general manager at Bomberger s Bologna Company. He
retired as president of Bomberger s in 1988. Baum was a member
of First United Methodist Church in Palmyra, served two terms on
the Palmyra School Board, and served on the Palmyra Recreation
Association. He was a member and president of the Pennsylvania
Meat Packers Association, an honorary member of the Eastern
Meat Packers Association, and a member of the Lebanon Country
Club, serving as president in 1990.
Phyllis Miller Spangler 50 died June 26, 2010, in Warsaw, Mo.,
at the age of 82. Her husband, Paul J. Miller '49, was a research
entomologist for the Smithsonian Institution, which took the
couple all over the country. She assisted her husband in his work
for 20 years as his personal research assistant. They lived in the
Washington, D.C., area until 2002, when they moved to Warsaw,
Mo. Spangler s husband, Paul, passed away on June 5 of this year.
William Wertz '50 died March 28 in Annville at the age of 87. He
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the Land Craft
Infantry USS 464 in the Pacific Theatre. Wertz was the owner of
the Karmelkorn Shop in Lebanon for 36 years, later changing the
name to Wertz Candies, Inc. He retired in 1986. Wertz was the
first president of the Cedar Crest Booster Club. He loved animals,
gardening, and University of Nebraska football.
Cynthia Johnson Bruaw '51 died June 3 in Altoona at the age of
83. She retired as supervisor for Blair County Children and Youth
Services in 1998, where she had been employed since 1977. She
was a volunteer with the Blair County Literacy Council. Bruaw
was the first married May Queen in LVC's history, and in 1950 was
elected LVC's Queen of Pennsylvania Week and Homecoming Day.
Anna "Fay" Hall Edwards '51 died March 13 in Grifton, N.C., at
the age of 8 1 . She started her teaching career in Baltimore County,
Md. After moving to North Carolina in 1955, she continued
teaching in the Pink Hill, LaGrange, Contentnea, and Grifton
schools. She retired from teaching in 1996. During her 18 years of
teaching in Grifton, Edwards enjoyed directing the eighth-grade
plays. She also enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting, and cross
stitching. Among others, she is survived by her husband, Paul F.
Edwards '52, and a niece, Michelle Hall Moseley '83.
William Otterbein Wert '51 died July 1 in Greenacres, Fla., at the
age of 84. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, having
been a member of the Squadron 63 Air Force Group. Wert taught
English, Spanish, and French at Princeton High School in New
Jersey and later served as principal for the Middle Township and
Eastern high schools, also in New Jersey. He was a master bridge
player. He enjoyed listening to classical music while designing and
constructing furniture for friends and family.
Ralph A. Ba usher '52 died April 4 in Hamburg at the age of
84. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been
a member of the Civil Air Patrol before entering the Army. He
worked at Buechley Lumber Company in Hamburg for 20
years, then as a branch manager at Nelco Home Center, also
in Hamburg, for 13 years. Bausher then worked as a house
inspector for the Berks County Redevelopment Authority until his
retirement in 1988. He was a charter member of Boy Scout Troop
2 (now 184) and of the Hamburg Junior Chamber of Commerce
(now Hamburg Jaycees). He also was a member of the Vaux Lodge
406 Free and Accepted Masons, Berks County Calligraphers Guild,
Berks Art Alliance, Hamburg Rotary Club, and a life member
of the Behler-Hein American Legion Post 637. Bausher played
trumpet in the 1 8-piece LVC dance band and was a member of
the Veterans American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a
member of the First United Church of Christ in Hamburg, where
he served as Sunday school teacher and choir director for 1 5 years.
Among others, he is survived by a son, Eric R. Bausher '82.
Joan Bair Herman '53 died June 2 in Lancaster at the age of 80.
While in high school and college, she performed as a violinist with
the Harrisburg Symphony. In later years, she performed with the
Newark and Dover symphonies, both in Delaware. Early in her
teaching career, she taught in Harrisburg and later retired in 1994
as a music and stringed instrument teacher in the Wilmington,
Del., area schools. Herman enjoyed teaching very young students
the Suzuki method of learning to play stringed instruments. She
was a violinist with several string quartets and ensembles in both
Delaware and Lancaster. She was a fan of classical music and
participated in church choirs and other choral groups. She served
as a volunteer, meeting with handicapped seniors and reading
to the vision-impaired. Herman was a member of Highland
Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.
Anthony B. Creamer Jr. '56 died March 3 in Lebanon at the age
of 82. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He
was the founder and owner of Lebanon Paint and Wallpaper, Inc.
Creamer was a member of the Church of St. Cecelia, Lebanon
American Legion, R. Field and Stream, Palmyra Sportsman
Association, and Heidelberg Rod and Gun Club. He also was a
member of the North-South Skirmish Association and former
coach of the Lebanon Jaycees midget football team. Among others,
Creamer is survived by his wife, Betty Edelman Creamer '51.
Joyce Elaine Buck Levin '56 died March 2 in Carlisle at the age
of 76. After graduating from Lebanon Valley College, she attended
Duke University in Durham, N.C. Levin had an antique paper
business, Serendipity, for several years. She had a great love for all
her Kerry blue terriers throughout the years.
Carol Ann Kelly Hamilton '57 died Oct. 31, 2010, in Ocean
City, Md., at the age of 75. She was a teaching aide at Showell
Elementary School in Newark, Md., for more than 20 years. She
was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and
a volunteer at the Ocean Pines Library, Berlin City Hall, and the
Clothes Closet at Atlantic United Methodist Church.
Ronald Eugene Drum '58 died June 15 in Lebanon at the age of
74. He was a retired educator for the Lebanon School District with
30 years of service. He also owned and operated Learning Resource
Center in the Lebanon area for 1 8 years. Drum was an active
member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon, where he sang
in the boys' choir, served as an acolyte and a Eucharistic minister,
and taught Sunday school. He also served as the radio announcer
for the broadcasts of the Christmas Midnight Masses. Drum had
been a member and president of HALCYON, and a member of
the Lebanon Jaycees, Lebanon Valley Kiwanis Club, and TPA Post
E in Lebanon. While in high school, Drum served as an announcer
on WLBR radio for a program called "Sunday Night Special,"
featuring music, talk, and interviews. Among others, Drum is
survived by his wife, Donna Jungmann Drum '68, '80.
Judith Buck Babey '62 died June 24 in Phillipsburg, N.J., at the
age of 71. She owned Judys Green Lantern Resale in Richmond,
and previously worked as a bookkeeper for Kenbert Associates in
Elaine Long Judson '66 died March 3 in Camp Hill at the age
of 67. She retired after 25 years as a vocal music teacher in the
Cumberland Valley School District. She was vice president of
the Harrisburg Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, served on
the executive board of the local education association for three
years, and was the representative to the state convention for two
years. Judson enjoyed singing and performing in churches, social
organizations, and local theater groups, where she often had lead
parts in musicals. Among others, she is survived by her husband of
45 years, John David Judson '66; a son, Jonathan Judson '06; and a
daughter-in-law, Charity Maurer Judson '06.
John Harry Mohrman Jr. 70 died March 1 1 in Dover, Del., at the
age of 62. Having been the son of a U.S. Air Force officer, he grew
up living all over the world, including Japan, Canada, Texas, and
Hawaii, where he was living the day it became a state. He was a
sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for four years where he was a medic.
Mohrman retired from the Department of Natural Resources and
Environmental Control as a program manager of the emergency
response team. He enjoyed camping with his family, with
Shenandoah National Park being the family's favorite spot.
Rebecca Byrd Burkhart 76 died May 1 in Dover, N.J., at the age
of 57. She was the children's librarian at the Verona Public Library
in Verona, N.J., from 1978 until her retirement in January of this
year. She was affectionately known as "Mrs. B." by many of her
library patrons. She was an active and dedicated member of Christ
Episcopal Church in Budd Lake, N.J. Among others, Burkhart is
survived by her husband, Edward R. Burkhart '75.
Kerrie Brennan Dacey '90 died April 5 in Ephrata at the age of
43. She had previously worked at JRH Biosciences in Denver and
Surgical Specialties in West Reading. Most recently, Dacey was a
stay-at-home mother. She volunteered at the Pennsylvania Breast
Cancer Awareness Coalition in Ephrata and worked with their
support group. She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual
Help Roman Catholic Church in Ephrata where she served as
school board secretary.
Friends of the College
Dr. Madelyn Albrecht, associate professor emerita of education,
died May 16 in Penney Farms, Fla., at the age of 83. Albrecht
taught in LVCs Department of Education from 1973 to 1990.
Born in Clio, Mich., Albrecht attended Bay City Junior College
and taught at Jewett Elementary School for a year before attending
the Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago. After graduating,
she was commissioned by the American Baptist Foreign Mission
Society as an educational missionary, which took her to the Belgian
Congo to render services in educational and evangelical work at
Sona Bata, Congo. While on furlough, she attended Michigan
State University where she received her Ph.D. She retired from
missionary service in 1973 and from LVC in 1990. Moving to
Florida in 2001, Albrecht was involved with the Penney Memorial
Church as a member of the choir and the church scholarship
committee. She also worked interpreting and promoting the Clinic
Benefit Society and became a master gardener.
Dr. Barnard H. Bissinger
died May 1 5 in Middletown
at the age of 93. He was a
lifelong educator who was
instrumental in developing
mathematics courses for Penn
State Harrisburg, from where
he retired in 1988. He was the
former head of the Mathematics
Department at LVC where he
received the John Evans Lehman
Chair of Mathematics in 1959.
In 1943, he was awarded one
of the first interdisciplinary
doctorates — in mathematics and aerodynamics — by Cornell
University. Bissinger taught mathematics at Cornell and Michigan
State University and served as a research assistant for the National
Research Council at Columbia University prior to his appointment
as operations analyst for the Fourteenth Air Force at the Pentagon
and in the China Theatre during World War II. He was part of
a group that performed calculations to assist aircraft through the
China-Burma-India hump. After the war, he served as executive
vice president of a family shoe manufacturing corporation in
Fitchburg, Mass., before joining the faculty at LVC and ultimately
Penn State Harrisburg. Bissinger was active in the National
Science Foundation, served as a Foundation Fellow at Princeton
University in the late 1950s, and ran the visiting lecturers program
for five years. In 1998, he retired as consulting statistician to the
Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot after 38 years of service.
Through that time period, Bissinger also provided consulting
services to Hershey Foods Corporation and Gannett Fleming.
(second row, far r.): The Rev. Harry Miller, 1899
Ella M. Dellinger died March 24 in Leaders Heights at the age
of 95. She worked as a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital in
Baltimore, Md., until 1938, and later become head nurse in the
emergency department at York Hospital. She and her late husband,
Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger '33, opened their own medical practice
in Red Lion, where they worked until its closing in 1988. She was
a member of the Red Lion VNA Board, Red Lion BPW, Order of
Eastern Star Rainbow Chapter, and the Lebanon Valley College
Auxiliary. Dellinger also had an avid interest in history, especially
with Abraham Lincoln, and was a member of the Colonial Chapter
of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as the Red
Lion Historical Society. She was a member of the Bethany (United
Brethren) United Methodist Church in Red Lion for 72 years,
where she occasionally served as a Sunday school teacher and a
member of the Sunshine Girls and Four Folds Friends Sunday
school classes. Dellinger Hall, a College residence hall, was
dedicated and named in honor of the Dellinger family which has
been associated with LVC since the late 1 800s. Among others, she
is survived by a son, Woodrow "Skip" Dellinger Jr. '62; nephews,
Wesley T. Dellinger 75 (Amy Hoopes Dellinger 78), and Dr. Ned
Heindel '59; and great niece, Courtney Dellinger Zechman '05.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Woodrow S. Dellinger
'33 and brother-in-law, Curvin N. Dellinger '38.
The Rev. Dr. Donald H. Treese H'76 died Jan. 21 in Carlisle at
the age of 80. He retired in 1993 after more than 40 years as a
pastor for the United Methodist Church. Treese served as pastor
of churches in Mount Union, Hopewell, Williamsport, Newport,
Gettysburg, Altoona, and Carlisle. He served one year as director
of religious activities at Lycoming College, and from 1979 to 1993,
he served as associate general secretary of the Division of Ordained
Ministry, Board of Higher Education and Ministry, in Nashville,
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